"Obert-Thorn, of course, has been a renowned practitioner in the refurbishment of historical recordings for decades. His efforts here are eminently successful, and very worthwhile, since the performances on this release are uniformly excellent" - Fanfare on Vol. 1
After the deserved success of our previous volume of Fabien Sevitzky's recordings with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra we return for a second helping of excellent Russian and (mainly) Russian-American music from the lesser-known nephew of Serge Koussevitzy. If you don't know Sevitzky yet, perhaps you should!
"Fabien Sevitzky appears to have been an excellent conductor, eminently deserving of renewed attention. In these performances he imposes tight orchestral discipline and firm tempos, but he also generates rhythmic vitality, urgent momentum, and dramatic excitement. The Indianapolis Symphony shows itself to have been a very fine ensemble in this era." - Fanfare
GLAZUNOV From the Middle Ages
DUBENSKY Stephen Foster ∙ Fugue for 18 Violins
CESANA Negro Heaven
GERSHWIN-BENNETT Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture