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From The Archives - Russian Gems

We'll enjoy wonderful Russian music this week, with gems like an exotic tone poem by Alexander Borodin, a whirling waltz fantasy by Mikhail Glinka, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s valedictory masterpiece

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

In the Steppes of Central Asia
by Alexander Borodin
Constantin Silvestri and the Bournemouth Symphony

Valse fantaisie
by Mikhail Glinka
Evgeny Svetlanov and the USSR State Orchestra

Symphonic Dances Op. 45
by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Vladimir Jurowski and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at