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    Yes, strictly speaking the title should be the Anthology of Russian Symphonic Music, but this was a series originally issued on the Russian Melodiya label, and the translator was apparently not quite that proficient in English. This series was first issued on CD back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. (It was also on LP, although I am not sure how much ended up in each format.) It was not widely available here in the US, and the only CD store that carried them locally ran into financial problems about the time that these came out, and they could not obtain all of the releases. Thus, I was only able to purchase a selection of the titles when they were originally issued. Ever since, I have tried to obtain the missing volumes, and to establish the full list of items, at least as intended. (I have come to understand that several volumes were never issued, and a couple were perhaps planned but never recorded. Svetlanov apparently ran into problems with the Russian government about this time and became somewhat ostracized. I am also not sure that the set sold very well. Many of the better known items were available in other recordings, and the unique material may not have had such broad appeal.)

    The series has been released by the Svetlanov Foundation over the last few years, which fills in many of my gaps, and helps me to fill in some of the details. (The new releases are completely reorganized, although individual CDs sometimes follow the order of the original releases. In several cases, individual items have been brought together from isolated issues in the original series.) I have also been able to pick up or locate copies of some of the volumes from the original series.

    I don't know if anyone else might be able to provide some missing details, or would be interested in seeing the list as I have constructed it thus far.

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    Hello JAS,

    I looked at my university library's online catalogue and it lists 20 Melodiya CDs from 1989 to 1991, most conducted by Svetlanov. The catalogue provides no cover images, but the catalogue listing of an example reads:

    Balakirev, Mili, 1837-1910, helilooja
    Sümfooniad, ork., nr1, C-duur
    Symphony No. 1 [Helisalvestis] ; Overture ; Russia / M. Balakirev ; USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov, conductor
    [Moskva] : Melodyia, p1991
    1 CD (62:06)

    Does this sound like what you're looking for?

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    Answering my own question: this is indeed what you're looking for.

    Here's the catalogue's detailed listing for the same CD:

    SUCD 10-00151 Melodyia
    Anthology of Russian symphony music 4
    Антология русской симфонической музыки 4
    1. Symphony No. 1 in C major ; 2. Overture on three Russian songs ; 3. Russia: symphonic poem
    1974 (1.) ja 1978 (2., 3.)
    Märksõnad vene
    19. saj. 2. pool
    orkestrimuusika
    sümfooniad
    avamängud
    sümfoonilised poeemid
    Täiendkirjed Svetlanov, Jevgeni, 1928-2002, dirigent
    Balakirev, Mili, 1837-1910, helilooja. Увертюра на темы трех русских песен
    Balakirev, Mili, 1837-1910, helilooja. Русь
    Государственный академический симфонический оркестр СССР, esitaja

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    Yes, that appears to be volume 4. Perhaps I should just go ahead and post the list as I currently have it. The last numbered volume that I know of is 79, which is orchestral opera excerpts from Tchaikovsky. (It is possible that more were planned, but never completed or issued. Alphabetically, as the series is generally arranged, there wouldn't be much after Tchaikovsky.) Here are the details for vols. 1-10:

    Vol. 1 (SUCD 10-00148) - Anton Arensky:

    # Suite No. 1 in G minor (Op. 7) (32.52)
    # Suite No. 3 (Variations) in C major (Op. 33) (29.51)
    # Introduction to the opera "Nal and Damajanti" (6.44)


    Vol. 2 (SUCD 10-00149) - Anton Arensky:

    # Symphony No. 1 in B minor (Op. 4) (11.25/10.21/6.49/6.49)
    # Symphony No. 2 in A major (Op. 22) (13.27/4.37/4.12)
    # Overture from the opera "Dream on the Volga" (Op. 16) (7.37)
    # Intermezzo in G minor for Strings (Op. 13) (3.14)


    Vol. 3 (SUCD 10-00150) - Anton Arensky:

    # Silhouettes, Suite No. 2 for Symphony Orchestra (Op. 23) (3.11/3.10/3.14/5.22/3.00)
    # Suite from the ballet "Egyptian Nights" (Op. 50a) (6.17/2.26/2.11/2.20/1.08/3.12/4.25)
    # Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky (Op. 35) (14.37)
    # Fantasia on Themes of Ryabinin, for Piano and Orchestra (Op. 48) (9.06)


    Vol. 4 (SUCD 10-00151) - Mily Balakirev:

    # Symphony No. 1 in C major (11.38/6.49/21.30)
    # Overture on Three Russian Songs (8.22)
    # Russia, symphonic poem (13.47)


    Vol. 5 (SUCD 10-00152) - Mily Balakirev:

    # Symphony No. 2 in D minor(9.33/7.44/9.45/8.22)
    # Tamara, symphonic poem (after M. Lermontov) (21.05)
    # In Bohemia, symphonic poem (12.03)


    Vol. 6 (SUCD 10–00153) - Mily Balakirev:

    # King Lear, Music for W. Shakespeare's tragedy (Overture, Procession, 4 Entre'acte) (11.30/6.29/2.54/5.11/7.24/2.10)
    # Suite in B minor (2.14/8.15/5.42)
    # Overture on the theme of [a] Spanish March (13.23)

    Vol. 7 (SUCD 10-00138) - Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, and Modest Mussorgsky:

    # (M. Balakirev) Suite in D minor of four pieces by F. Chopin (5.09/3.51/6.45/6.46)
    # (A. Borodin) Polovetsian dances and chorus from Prince Igor (Act II, Act III) (11.00/5.37)
    # (M. Mussorgsky) Night on Bald mountain: fantasia for symphony orchestra (edited and orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov) (11.01)
    # (M. Mussorgsky) Two choirs with orchestra (The Destruction of Sennacherib, after G. G. Byron; Joshua) (5.55/5.34)


    Vol. 8 (SUCD 10-00154) - Alexander Borodin:

    # Symphony No. 1 in E flat major (13.23/6.37/8.14/6.38)
    # Symphony No. 2 in B minor "Heroic" (9.05/5.28/16.50)


    Vol. 9 (SUCD 10-00155) - Alexander Borodin:

    # Symphony No. 3 in A major (unfinished) (9.13/10.21)
    # Petite Suite (orchestrated by A. Glazunov) (6.01/3.55/2.51/3.01/4.25/2.18/6.49)
    # In the Steppes of Central Asia, Musical Picture (9.15)
    # Overture to the opera Prince Igor (10.18)


    Vol. 10 (SUCD 10-00179) - Waltzes and Polonaises (by Russian Composers)

    # A. Glazunov - Waltz from ballet "Raymonda" (5.15)
    # A. Glazunov - Waltz from ballet "Lady Soubrette" (6.11)
    # A. Glazunov - Waltz from "Ballet Suite", Op. 52 (5.44)
    # A. Rubenstein - Waltz Capriccio (6.11)
    # P. Tchaikovsky - Waltz from the Opera "Eugene Onegin" (6.33)
    # N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise from the Opera "Christmas Eve" (4.39)
    # N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise from the Opera "Pan Voyevoda" (6.52)
    # M. Mussorgsky - Introduction and Polonaise from the Opera "Boris Godunov" (6.35)
    # A. Glazunov - Polonaise from "Ballet Suite", Op. 52 (5.33)
    # P. Tchaikovsky - Polonaise from the Opera "Cherevichki" (6.10)
    # P. Tchaikovsky - Polonaise from the Opera "Sleeping Beauty" (4.04)
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    Here is the information for vols. 11-28. These cover music by Alexander Glazunov, and are certainly the largest block by a single composer in the series.


    Vol. 11 (SUCD 10-00020) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Lady Soubrette, Ballet in one act (Watteau's Pastorale, on plot of Marius Petipa) (Op. 61) (56.30)


    Vol. 12 (SUCD 10-00022) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 1 in E major (Op. 5) (10.49/4.53/11.18/9.00)
    # Kremlin, symphonic poem (Op. 30) (9.08/10.54/9.18)


    Vol. 13 (SUCD 10-00023) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 2 in F sharp minor (Op. 16) (14.29/13.16/7.20/12.36)
    # Song of Fate, Dramatic Overture (14.32)


    Vol. 14 (SUCD 10-00024) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 3 in D major (Op. 33) (13.14/8.19/16.04/13.59)


    Vol. 15 (SUCD 10-00025) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Op. 48) (15.55/5.12/13.08)
    # Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (Op. 55) (11.22/5.19/10.07/6.22)


    Vol. 16 (SUCD 10-00026) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    #Symphony No. 6 in C minor (Op. 58) (11.02/11.39/5.05/10.19)
    # Volga Boatman's Song (1905) (2.44)
    # Serenade No. 1 (Op. 7) (4.04)
    # Characteristic Dance (2.34)


    Vol. 17 (SUCD 10-00027) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 7 in F major (Op. 77) (10.11/12.25/5.04/10.32)
    # Karelian Legend, musical picture (Op. 99) (21.31)


    Vol. 18 (SUCD 10-00028) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Symphony No. 8 in E flat major (Op. 83) (10.40/14.13/6.33/13.42)
    # Two Pieces for Orchestra (Op. 14) (11.06/9.17)
    # Serenade No. 2 in F Minor (Op. 11) (3.37)

    Vol. 19 (SUCD 10-00156) - A. Glazunov:

    # Forest, Fantasia for Large Symphony Orchestra (Op. 19) (21.18)
    # Sea, Fantasia for Large Symphony Orchestra (Op. 28) (17.26)
    # Oriental Rhapsody for Large Symphony Orchestra (Op. 29) (24.14)


    Vol. 20 (SUCD 10-00157) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # From the Middle Ages, symphonic suite (Op. 79) (7.05/3.53/5.22/9.46)
    # To the Memory of a Hero, elegie (Op. 8) (15.51)
    # Slavonic Festival (Op. 26, No. 4) (13.20)
    # Wedding Procession (Op. 21) (7.28)


    Vol. 21 (SUCD 10-00158) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Ballade for Large Symphonic Orchestra (Op. 78) (11.29)
    # Solmen Overture for Large Symphonic Orchestra (Op. 73) (10.50)
    # Spring, musical picture (Op. 34) (11.08)
    # Introduction and Salome's Dance to O. Wilde's drama "Salome" (Op. 90) (8.04/7.59)
    # Romantic Intermezzo for Large Symphonic Orchestra (Op. 69) (10.27)


    No. 22 (SUCD 10-00159) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Seasons, ballet (Op. 67) (10.37/5.28/12.30/12.33)
    # Solemn Procession in B flat (Op. 91) (3.18)
    # Solemn Procession in D Major (Op. 73) (10.56)
    # March on a Russian Theme for orchestra in E flat (Op. 76) (11.35)


    Vol. 23 (SUCD 10-00160) - A. Glazunov:

    # Ballet Suite For Large Orchestra (Op. 52) (3.06/2.22/3.51/1.18/4.02/2.46/5.25/5.37)
    # Characteristic Suite for Large Orchestra (Op. 9) (5.02/5.59/3.54/5.09/4.10/8.47)


    Vol. 24 (SUCD 10-00161) - A. Glazunov:

    # Stenka Razin, Symphonic poem (Op. 13) (16.12)
    # Lyrical Poem in D flat major (Op. 12) (12.03)
    # Finnish Fantasia in C major (Op. 88) (12.20)
    # Mazurka in G major (Op. 18) (7.40)
    # Theme with Variations in G minor (Op. 97) (11.25)


    Vol. 25 (SUCD 10-00162) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Concert Waltzes No. 1 in D major (Op. 47) (9.38)
    # Concert Waltzes No. 2 in F major (Op. 51) (9.18)
    # Chopiana, suite from F. Chopin's works (Op. 51) (5.58/5.47/5.30/3.11)
    # From Darkness to Light, fantasia in C major (Op. 53) (13.17)
    # Triumphal March (Op. 40) (9.62)


    Vol. 26 (SUCD 10-00163) - Alexander Glazunov:

    # Prelude to the Memory of V. Stasov (Op. 85a) (5.57)
    # Prelude to the Memory of N. Rimsky-Korsakov (Op. 85b) (11.08)
    # To the Memory of N. Gogel, symphonic prologue (Op. 87) (10.25)
    # Carnival (Op. 45) (9.27)
    # Fortune-Telling and Dance, ballet scene (Op. 81) (9.30)
    # Finish Sketches, No. 1 (From "Kaleval") and No. 2 (Procession) (Op. 89) (5.16/4.33)


    Vol. 27 (SUCD 10-00164) - Alexander Glazunov and Anton Arensky:

    # (A. Glazunov) Overture No. 1 on three Greek themes in G minor (Op. 3) (15.00)
    # (A. Glazunov) Overture No. 2 on Greek themes in D major (Op. 6) (16.29)
    # (A. Arensky) Marguerite Gautier, fantasia for orchestra (Op. 9) (12.21)
    # (A. Arensky) Introduction to the musical scenes from Renaissance "Raphael" (6.43)
    # (A. Arensky) March "to the Memory of Suvorow".

    Vol. 28 - ??? (SUCD 10-00???) Probably Alexander Glazunov: Raymonda (the ballet Raymonda would have taken 2 cds. Only one waltz from the ballet is included in vol. 10, and an Entrance to Scene 2, Act I on the Pearls of Russian Symphony Miniatures CD, which may be vol. 32. Melodiya did issue a 2 cd set of Raymonda, conducted by Svetlanov, October 9, 2012. The skipped SUCD number suggests that it was not issued as part of the series. SUCD 10-00165 is vol. 29. Everything in the later collected Glazunov/Svetlanov set is accounted for above, other than Raymonda.)
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    Here is the information for vols. 29-39:

    Vol. 29 (SUCD 10-00165) - Mikhail Glinka:

    # Symphony on Two Russian Themes (edited by V. Shebalin) (15.20)
    # Jota Aragonesa, Spanish Overture No. 1 (9.10)
    # Fantasia on Spanish Themes "Summer Night in Madrid," Spanish Overture No. 2 (9.01)
    # Waltz-Fantasia (8.45)
    # Incidental music to N. Kukolnik's tragedy Prince Kholmsky (6:42/3:32/3:26/3:40/3:32)
    # Premiere polka in B flat major (8.24)


    Vol. 30 (SUCD 10-00166) - Mikhail Glinka:

    # Overture to the opera "Ivan Susanin" (A Life for the Tsar) (9.30)
    # Dances from the opera "Ivan Susanin" (A Life for the Tsar) (Cracovienne; Mazurka; Waltz) (5.28/4.31/5.32)
    # Overture to the opera "Ruslan and Ludmila" (5.02)
    # Dances from the opera "Ruslan and Ludmila" (15.05/7.21)
    # Chernomor's March from the opera "Ruslan and Ludmila" (4.21)
    # Andante cantabile and rondo in D minor (17.05)


    Vol. 31 (SUCD 10-00167) - Mikhail Glinka and A. Dargomyzhsky:

    # (M. Glinka) Patriotic Song (Instrumentation by A. Gauk) (1.32)
    # (M. Glinka) Prayer (M. Lermntov) (15.00)
    # (M. Glinka) Memory of Friendship (arrangement for symphony orchestra of Nocturne, by J. N. Hummel) (14.55)
    # (M. Glinka) Overture in G Minor (6.45)
    # (M. Glinka) Overture in D Major (5.48)
    # (A. Dargomyzhsky) Kazachok, Fantasia on a theme of malorossiisky kazachok (6.01)
    # (A. Dargomyzhsky) Baba Yaga, of From the Volga nach Riga Joke, fantasia (8.21)
    # (A. Dargomyzhsky) Bolero (6.29)
    # (A. Dargomyzhsky) Chukhon Fantasia (7.07)


    Vol. 32 - ??? (SUCD 10-00168 ???) Probably Pearls of Russian Symphony Miniatures (The only Glinka item in the collected set not accounted for in the single volumes is Kamarinskaya, which is only 7.25. A good secondary composer here would be Gliere. Svetlanov did record Gliere's Solemn Overture in 1981, and it was issued on the Olympia label. It runs only 7.47.) (According to a list of Melodiya releases, SUCH 10-00168 was Pearls of Russian Symphony Miniatures, and that includes Kamarinskaya.) [[Contents: 1. Kamarinskaya fantasy (Glinka)~~~2. In the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin)~~~3. Introduction and Cracovienne from 'Boris Godunov' (Mussorgsky, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)~~~4. 'Kikimora', folk legend, op. 63 and 'The Enchanted Lake' tone poem op. 62 (Lyadov)~~~5. Islamey, oriental fantasy (Balakirev, arr. Lyapunov)~~~6. Introduction, Melodrama and Dance of the Buffoons from the 'Snow-Maiden' op. 12 (Tchaikovsky)~~~7. 'The Dancer' from Suite No. 2 op. 23 (Arensky)~~~8. Scherzo for Orchestra (Rachmaninov, Ed. P Lamm)~~~9. Dreams, Prelude for Orchestra in E minor, op. 24 (Scriabin)~~~10. Entrance to Scene 2, Act I of 'Raymonda' (Glazunov).]]


    Vol. 33 (SUCD 10-00169) - V. Kalinnikov:

    # Suite (10.30/4.13/18.42/5.41)
    # Cedar and Palm, symphonic picture (12.16)
    # Bylina, overture (12.02)


    Vol. 34 (SUCD 10-00170) - V. Kalinikov:

    # Symphony No. 2 in A major (9.38/8.55/7.54/11.23)
    # Intermezzo No. 1 in A major (4.57)
    # Intermezzo No. 2 in G major (4.36)
    # Serenade for String Orchestra (9.43)
    # Nymphs, symphonic picture (10.10)


    Vol. 35 (SUCD 10-00171) - V. Kalinnikov and N. Rimsky-Korsakov:

    # (V. Kalinnikov) Symphony No. 1 in G minor (14.03/7.27/7.34/5.11)
    # (N. Rimsky-Korsakov) Overture to the opera Boyarynia Bera Sheloga (5.11)
    # (N. Rimsky-Korsakov) Overture to the opera Maid of Pskov (6.15)
    # (N. Rimsky-Korsakov) Two Intermezzi from the opera Maid of Pskov (2.00/3.00)
    # (N. Rimsky-Korsakov) In the Woods, Tsar's Hunting, Storm, musical picture (from the opera Maid of Pskov) (8.01)


    Vol. 36 (SUCD 10-00140) - A. Liadov and E. Napravnik:

    # (A. Liadov) From Apocalypse, Symphonic Picture (Op. 66) ( 8.45)
    # (A. Liadov) From Days Of Old, Ballade for Orchestra (Op. 21b) (5.27)
    # (A. Liadov) Baba Yaga, Illustration to a Russian Fairy Tale, Op. 56 (5.27)
    # (A. Liadov) The Enchanted Lake, Fairy Scene (Op. 62) (7.08)
    # (A. Liadov) Kikimora, Folk Tale, Op. 63 (7.55)
    # (A. Liadov) Eight Russian Songs for Orchestra (Religious Chant; Carol; Plaintive Song; Comic Song: "I Danced with a Gnat"; Lay of the Birds; Lullaby; Dance; Round Dance) (Op. 58) (14.18)
    # (A. Liadov) Musical Snuff-Box (Op. 32) (2.18)
    # (E. Napravnik) Night Intermezzo from opera "Dubrovsky" (Act IV) (5.39)
    # (E. Napravnik) Melancholy (Op. 48, No. 3) (9.40)


    Vol. 37 (SUCD 10-0017) - Sergei Lyapunov and Mily Balakirev:

    # (S. Lyapunov) Symphony No. 1 in B minor (Op. 12) (12.14/11.45/8.04/7.30)
    # (S. Lyapunov) Solemn Overture on Russian Themes (Op. 7) (15.38)
    # (M. Balakirev) Islamey, oriental fantasia (Instrumentation by S. Lyapunov) (8.03)


    Vol. 38 (SUCD 10-00173) - S. Lyapunov:

    # Symphony No. 2 in B flat minor (Op. 66) (19.00/7.00/12.35/11.05)
    # Zelazowa Wola, Symphonic Poem (Op. 37) (14.45)


    Vol. 39 - ??? (SUCD 10-00174 ???) (Probably S. Lyapunov. Hashish / Ballad which is listed as SUCD 10-00174. Both pieces are included on the later collected set.)
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    Here is the information for vols 40-51:

    Vol. 40 (SUCD 10-00175) - N. Medtner:

    # Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in C minor (Op. 33) (36.47)
    # From Stimmungsbilder (Op. 1) (1.27/3.01/3.25)
    # Funeral March in B minor (Op. 31, no. 2) (3.14)
    # Canzona fluviaia in E minor (Op. 38, no. 4) (3.54)
    # Russian Fairy Tale in F minor (Op. 42, no. 1) (6.23)


    Vol. 41 (SUCD 10-00176) - N. Medtner:

    # Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra in C minor (Op. 50) (20.00/10.45/12.00)
    # Sonata -- Reminiscence in A Minor (Op. 38, no. 1) (15.00)
    # Sonata -- Elegy in D Minor (Op. 11, no. 2) (7.42)
    # Graceful Dance in A Major (Op. 38, no. 2) (3.19)


    Vol. 42 - ??? (SUCD 10-00177 ???) Probably N. Medtner: Concert no. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, which is SUCD 10-00177 (Although only concerti 1 and 2 are included on the later collected set, it was issued on LP, conducted by Svetlanov and with Tatiana Nikolaeva on piano. A recent Melodiya release, dated 2013, also contains only concerti 1 and. Perhaps the masters were lost?)

    Vol. 43 (SUCD 10-00139) - Modest Mussorgsky:

    # Pictures at an Exhibition (Instrumentation by M. Ravel) (35.00)
    # Songs and Dances of Death, vocal cycle on words by A. Golenishchev-Kutuzov (orchestration by D. Shostovokich) (19.41)
    # Golitsyn Train ("Khovanshchina," Act IV) (3.55)
    # Solemn March (Capture of Kara) (4.58)


    Vol. 44 (SUCH 10-00178) - Modest Mussorgsky:

    # Dawn over the Moscow River, Introduction to the opera "Khovanshchina" (Instrumentation by D. Shostakovich) (6.28)
    # Dawn over the Moscow River, Introduction to the opera "Khovanshchina" (Instrumentation by N. Rimsky-Korskov) (6.11)
    # Dance of Percian [Persian] Girls (from the opera "Khovanshchina," Act IV) (7.13)
    # Introduction to the opera "Sorochintsy Fair" (4.42)
    # Merry Boys Gopak ("Sorochintsy Fair") (1.42)
    # Scherzo in B flat major (4.00)
    # Intermezzo in B minor (7.58)
    # Sunless, vocal cycle to the words by A. Golenishchev-Kutuzov (Instrumentation by E. Svetlanov) (19.32)


    Vol. 45 - ??? possibly Mussorgsky ??? (There is no other large Mussorgsky piece on the later collected set. Perhaps he intended to record the opera Boris Godunov) (SUCD 10-00179 is Waltzes and Polonaises, vol. 10, and SUCD 10-00180 begins the Rimsky-Korsakov vols.)


    Vol. 46 (SUCD 10-00141) - S. Rachmaninov: (I have seen an image of the cover, and it is numbered)

    # Symphony No. 1 in D Minor (Op. 13) (14.12/8.14/12.10/12.30)
    # Vocalise (Op. 34 No. 14) (8.52)


    Vol. 47 (SUCD 10-00142) - S. Rachmaninov: (I have seen an image of the cover, and it is numbered)

    # Symphony No. 2 in E minor (Op. 27) (18.12/9.11/15.43/11.02)
    # The Rock, Fantasia for Large Symphony Orchestra (Op. 7) (15.10)


    Vol. 48 (SUCD 10-00143) - S. Rachmaninov:

    # Symphony No. 3 in A minor (Op. 44) (13.36/12.30/12.08)
    # Isle of the Dead, Symphonic poem after A. Bocklin's painting (Op. 29) (20.45)
    # Scherzo for Orchestra (edition by P. Lamm) (5.47)


    Vol. 49 (SUCD 10-00144) - S. Rachmaninov:

    # Symphonic Dances (Op. 45) (11.36/9.55/13.38)
    # Six Choirs for Female Voices and Piano (Op. 15) (19.45)
    # Excerpts From the Opera Aleko (Introduction; Women's Dance; Intermezzo; Men's Dance) (3.27/4.00/3.17/4.18)

    Vol. 50 (SUCD 10-00145) - S. Rachmaninov:

    # Bells, Poem for Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists (verses by E. Poe, translation by K. Balmont) (Op. 35) (6.48/13.19/8.51/12.41)
    # Spring, Cantata for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (verses by N. Nekrosov) (Op. 20) (17.54)


    Vol. 51 (SUCD 10-00146) - S. Rachmaninov:

    # Prince Rostislav, Symphonic poem on plot of A. Tolstoi's ballad (1891) (edition by P. Lamm) (17.10)
    # Capriccio on Gypsy Themes (Op. 12) (17.02)
    # Moments Musicaux (Op. 16), no. 3 in B minor and no. 5 in D flat major (8.36/4.19)
    # Vocalise (Op. 34, no. 14) (transcription for piano by E. Svetlanov) (7.56)
    # Prelude in D major (Op. 23, no. 4) (9.41)
    # Elegie (Op. 3, no. 1) (6.52)
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    Preparing vols. 52-62

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    Preparing vols. 63-79

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    Goodness, an anthology of 70+ CDs. Quite a project. It's also interesting to look at, because it reveals something of Soviet "logic".

    We have here a very large set of CDs numbered (for the most part) alphabetically by composer. This means the complete set must have been planned before the first CD was released. For instance, our library has two CDs issued in 1989. The library listing for one has no number. At first, I attributed this to an error by our library staff, but it turns out to be

    Vol. 14 (SUCD 10-00024) (vol. assumed, unnumbered) - Alexander Glazunov:

    from the list. So it was not an error by our staff, rather some strange inconsistancy by Melodiya Records: some volumes are numbered, some are not (thus, our library staff are vindicated and I hang my head in shame). The second CD from 1989 is

    Anthology of Russian Symphony Music 51 (Rahmaninov)

    yet the CD I posted earlier (and issued in two years later in 1991) is

    Anthology of Russian symphony music 4.

    Strange way of doing things.

    Of course, purchasing a CD or LP in the USSR was an interesting experience by itself: line up to order, line up again to pay, line up again to take possession...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivimees View Post
    purchasing a CD or LP in the USSR was an interesting experience by itself: line up to order, line up again to pay, line up again to take possession
    that concerned only pop-music and other exotic goods, so let us not generalise and create myths here.

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    Unless I was halucinating until August 1991, it's no myth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivimees View Post
    Unless I was halucinating until August 1991, it's no myth.
    Some folks will create all sorts of myths though, to prove that their country/political regime has never had any faults.
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivimees View Post
    Unless I was halucinating until August 1991, it's no myth.
    When I visited Russia the first time after 1991 (St Petersburg and Novgorod in 1994) there were still quite a lot of cueing to be done in some of the businesses I frequented, so we might both have been hallucinating!

    BTW, to keep on track, I have some of the issues in this series, but nothing near something complete!

    /ptr
    I am a certified OrgaNut! (F.—I.W.)
    Please always remind me to avoid another Karajangate, neither he nor his fans are worth the effort!

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    I must have been hallucinating during the first 6-7 years of my life too. Of course I don't remember the life back then in all details, but huge long lines are one of the things I remember the best
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

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