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Khachaturian: Symphony No. 2 "The Bell"; Lermontov Suite - Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 2 in A minor ("Symphony with Bells")
  2. Lermontov, incidental music & suite for orchestra: I. Introduction: Andante maestoso, 'On the death of the Poet'
  3. Lermontov, incidental music & suite for orchestra: II. Mazurka: Allegretto
  4. Lermontov, incidental music & suite for orchestra: III. Waltz: Allegro agitato
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Aram Khachaturian is remembered mostly for his dance and theatrical scores, above all the colorful Gayane (1943) with its irresistible "Sabre Dance." That work is almost contemporaneous with the Symphony No. 2 ("The Bell") recorded here, but the differences are vast. The symphony is a product of Russian wartime, complete with brass fanfares, tolling tubular bells, and gloomy melodies, but it is an image of war rather than the experience of war embodied by the music of Shostakovich from this period, and the Russian ...