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From Russia with Love

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? Talk about a chilly reception!

The subject of the film from which this epic score is taken gave his foes a chilly reception. Having held off his adversaries, this hero then sets about rallying a loose confederation in order to check the ambitions the invading force. Their final frosty encounter was portrayed by this composer of both the silver screen and the concert hall.

Music Heard On This Episode

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Lazarev, cond. — The Golden Cockerel; Capriccio Espagnol; Russian Easter Festival; The Tsar's Bride (Elektra / Wea, 1994)
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Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Lazarev, cond. — The Golden Cockerel; Capriccio Espagnol; Russian Easter Festival; The Tsar's Bride (Elektra / Wea, 1994)
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Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E flat: Largo Sostenuto; Finale-Presto
Emerson Quartet — The Haydn Project (Deutsche Grammophon, 2001)
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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3: Allegro ma non Tanto
Vladimir Ashkenazy, p/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink, cond. — Rachmaninov: Complete Piano Concertos (Decca, 2003)
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Final Waltz
Kirov Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, cond. — The Nutcracker - Complete Ballet (Philips, 1998)
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Dmitri Bortniansky: Cherubic Hymn, No. 7
Soloists/Glinka State Choir of St. Petersburg/Vladislav Chernoushenko, cond. — Music in the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral (Teldec, 1994)
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Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo a la Russe
Russian National Orchestra/Mikail Pletnev, cond. — Symphony in E flat; "The Firebird" Suite (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)
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Modeste Mussorgsky: Act II, Scene I: Gnat Song; Clapping Song
Soloists/USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Fedoseyev, cond. — Boris Godounov (Polygram Records, 1990)
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Ludwig van Beethoven: 12 Variations on a Russian Dance
Emil Gilels — Beethoven: Piano Variations (EMI Classics)
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Giuseppe Tartini: Cello Concerto in A: Allegro Assai
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello/Collegium Musicum Orchestra of Zürich/Paul Sacher, cond. — Vivaldi, Tartini, Boccherini: Cello Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon, 2007)
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Mikhail Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Berlin Symphony/Claus Peter Flor, cond. — Panorama: Famous Overtures (Deutsche Grammophon, 2002)
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Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: Battle on the Ice
Kirov Orchestra & Chorus/Valery Gergiev — Scythian Suite; Alexander Nevsky (Philips Import, 2003)
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Andrei Osipovich Sychra: Divertissement on Russian Airs
Oleg Timofeyev — The Golden Age of Russian Guitar, Vol. 2 (Dorian Recordings, 2000)
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John Barry/Monty Norman: From Russia with Love & James Bond Theme
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra/Erich Kunzel, cond. — Bond and Beyond (Telarc, 2002)
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