Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies

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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies

Catalogue No:

8802021

Discs:

4

Release date:

27th Sept 2010

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8718247710218

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CD
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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies


Rachmaninov:

Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (complete)

The Bells, Op. 35

Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia

The Isle of the Dead - Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

The Rock - Fantasy for Orchestra, Op. 7

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Spring, Op. 20

Three Russian Songs, Op. 41


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For many years Rachmaninov’s symphonic output was neglected, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that the Second of his three symphonies was heard in its original uncut version. Slowly the realisation that this work and the masterful Third Symphony and Symphonic Dances were indeed able to stand comparison with the best of the symphonic repertoire finally dawned. They are now standard repertoire for most of the major orchestras, and as popular as the piano concertos with the public.

The Philadelphia Orchestra was Rachmaninov’s favourite, and the sound that it became famous for under Leopold Stokowski suits his music well. These recordings were praised for their sound upon release in the 1990s, and Charles Dutoit captures the ‘Philadelphia Sound’ admirably. Rachmaninov’s own recording of the Third symphony was made with this orchestra, who premiered it under Stokowski in 1936.

‘Compared with other versions, Dutoit’s performance of The Bells is remarkable for subtle pianissimos and half tones rather than dramatic bite…but helped by the dynamic range of the atmospheric recording, it is still an impressive performance.’ Gramophone, August 1994

Rachmaninov: Symphony #1 In D Minor, Op. 13 - 1. Grave

Rachmaninov: Symphony #1 In D Minor, Op. 13 - 2. Allegro Animato

Rachmaninov: Symphony #1 In D Minor, Op. 13 - 3. Larghetto

Rachmaninov: Symphony #1 In D Minor, Op. 13 - 4. Allegro Con Fuoco

Rachmaninov: Isle Of The Dead, Op. 29

Rachmaninov: Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 - 1. Largo, Allegro Moderato

Rachmaninov: Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 - 2. Allegro Molto

Rachmaninov: Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 - 3. Adagio

Rachmaninov: Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 - 4. Allegro Vivace

Rachmaninov: The Rock, Op. 7

Rachmaninov: Symphony #3 In A Minor, Op. 44 - 1. Lento, Allegro Moderato

Rachmaninov: Symphony #3 In A Minor, Op. 44 - 2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo

Rachmaninov: Symphony #3 In A Minor, Op. 44 - 3. Allegro, Allegro Vivace

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 - 1. Non Allegro

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 - 2. Andante Con Moto

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 - 3. Lento Assai, Allegro Vivace

Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op. 35 - 1. Allegro Ma Non Tanto

Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op. 35 - 2. Lento

Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op. 35 - 3. Presto

Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op. 35 - 4. Lento Lugubre

Rachmaninov: Spring, Op. 20

Rachmaninov: 3 Russian Songs, Op. 41 - 1. Moderato

Rachmaninov: 3 Russian Songs, Op. 41 - 2. Largo

Rachmaninov: 3 Russian Songs, Op. 41 - 3. Allegro Moderato

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