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RACHMANINOV: COMPLETE SYMPHONIES & CONCERTOS (6 CDS)
RACHMANINOV: COMPLETE SYMPHONIES & CONCERTOS (6 CDS)

RACHMANINOV: COMPLETE SYMPHONIES & CONCERTOS (6 CDS)

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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
ALSO: Symphonic Dances, Scherzo, Isle of the Dead

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Pavel Kogan
Sviatoslav Richter
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Byron Janis
Abbey Simon
Antal Dorati
Leonard Slatkin

(Kogan) “vibrant soulful and involving …genuinely compelling, authentically tangy accounts of these masterworks, penetrating to the core of their homesick melancholy… impossible to resist” (Gramophone)

(Sym.no.2): “big string melodies blossoming voluptuously …a most satisfying account…richness, brilliance and weight” (Penguin Guide)

(Richter): The 2nd really fits the description
of ‘legendary recording’”

(Michelangeli): “one of the most brilliant piano records ever made” (both: Penguin Guide)

(Janis): “brilliantly captured the warmly romantic and chimerical interpretation which resulted. Solo playing…scintillating” (Gramophone)

Disc A of ALC 6005 (67:16)
Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13
Isle of the Dead (symphonic poem) Op. 29
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan

Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op.13 (total 44:22)

[1] Grave. Allegro ma non troppo 13.30
[2] Allegro animato 9:03
[3] Larghetto 9:00
[4] Allegro con fuoco 12:47
Isle of the Dead

[5] Symphonic poem 22:44
Disc B of ALC 6005 (66:13)
SERGEI RACHMANINOV: (1873-1943)
Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 (1906-7)
London Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

[1] Largo-Allegro moderato 24:30
[2] Allegro molto 11:13
[3] Adagio 15:09
[4] Allegro vivace 15:20
Licensed from LSO Ltd, The Barbican, London

Disc C of ALC 6005 (77:12)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3
Symphonic Dances
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.44

[1] Lento 16:45
[2] Adagio 12:40
[3] Allegro 12:27
Symphonic Dances, Op.45

[4] Non allegro 11:45
[5] Andante con moto: Tempo di valse 9:55
[6] Lento assai – Allegro vivace 13:27
Disc D of ALC 6005 (70:08)
Sergei Rachmaninov
‘Other Symphonies & Concertos’
St.Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Leonard Slatkin

Symphony ‘The Bells’ (34:56)
for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op.35
Arnold Voketaitis (ten) Marianna Christos (sop) Walter Planté (bar)

[1] Allegro non troppo ‘silver sleigh bells’ 6:16
[2] Lento ‘mellow wedding bells’ 9:26
[3] Presto ‘loud alarum bells’ 8:33
[4] Lento lugubre ‘mournful iron bells’ 10:39
[5] ‘Youth Symphony’ in D minor 11:26
Grave – Allegro moderato

[6] Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 23:28
(piano: Abbey Simon)
Licensed from Vox/SPJ Music Group Original Masters

Disc E of ALC 6005 (71:00)
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 3
Preludes in E flat major Op23/6; in C sharp minor Op3/2
Byron Janis (piano)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kyrill Kondrashin
London Symphony Orchestra / Antal Dorati

Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1

[1] Vivace – Moderato 11:56
[2] Andante 5:34
[3] Allegro vivace 7:10
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op.30

[4] Allegro ma non tanto 14:56
[5] Intermezzo: Adagio 10:15
[6] Finale: Alla breve 12:50
[7] Prelude in E flat major, Op.23 No.6 2:51
[8] Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3 No.2 3:49
Originally recorded by and issued on Mercury Living Presence

Disc F of ALC 6005 (60:00)

Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

1. Moderato 11:05
2. Adagio sostenuto 11:48
3. Allegro scherzando 11:28
Sviatoslav Richter with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Stanislav Wislocki (1959)
Originally issued on Deutsche Grammophon 1960
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op.40

4. Allegro vivace 9:30
5. Largo 5:59
6. Allegro vivace 8:58
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli with the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Ettore Gracis (1959)
Originally issued on EMI 1959