Yan Pascal Tortelier, BBC Philharmonic - Rimsky- Korsakov: Introduction And Wedding March From The Golden Cockerel, Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition (1994)
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Orchestral | Label: BBC Music Magazine (BBC MM121)
Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov was a master orchestrator who became especially known for his colorful use of woodwinds and brass, perhaps as a result of his conducting the Russian Navy Band in his early days. He put this talent to excellent use in his "Capriccio Espagnol," which is based on Spanish folk tunes, according to the composer. There are five sections: Alborada, Variazioni, Alborada (repeated with changed orchestration in a different key), Scena e canto gitano (gypsy street song), leading into Fandango asturiano. There is a brief concluding reference to the Alborada in the coda. Rimsky-Korsakov was likely inspired to compose this orchestral piece by Tchaikovsky's similar "Capriccio Italien."