- Symphony: Scheherazade
- Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov
- Conductor: Jonel Perlea
- Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony
- Year: 1957 / 1963
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Yorkshire Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Distinguishing characteristics: “G” written on top left of album, indicating that my father owned it
- Buy it on Amazon: $4.95
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve heard of Rimsky-Korsakov, but I’m not familiar with any of his work.
I’ve heard of Scheherazade, too, from One Thousand and One Nights. Scheherazade is also the name of a Persian restaurant in Tel Aviv whose koofteh I used to love! I would get a few of them every Friday from their stand in Dizengoff Center and eat them for lunch at work.
What I expected
Classical music. Not sure how to get more specific than that!
What it was actually like
It was fine, I guess. I didn’t recognize any of it. None of it really stood out to me as particularly moving, special or memorable.
I’d recommend Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony over this.
3/5: interesting, but not for me
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