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Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2 [download] – LSO Live

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No 2 [download]

  • Release date: 19 March 2021
    LSO0851-D | 0822231185161

    Booklet in English, French & German
    Stereo 2.0 and multi-channel 5.1 mixes

    Producer: Andrew Cornall
    Engineers: Classic Sound
    Recorded Barbican Hall, London
    September 2019


Sir Simon Rattle
London Symphony Orchestra 

One of Rachmaninoff’s most popular pieces, the Second Symphony is an indulgently melancholic and sentimental work: a magic box of the late-Romantic orchestra. Dramatic sections played by the full orchestra contrast heart-breaking swells that only this composer could have written.

The LSO has a long history with the Second Symphony, recording it many times with conductors such as André Previn, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Valery Gergiev. For this recording, which was captured during the opening of the London Symphony Orchestra's 2019/20 season at the Barbican Hall, the Orchestra's Music Director Sir Simon Rattle conducted from memory, performing the uncut version of this symphonic treasure.

Serge Rachmaninoff
Conductor   Sir Simon Rattle
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

1. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: I. Largo - Allegro moderato
2. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: II. Allegro molto
3. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio
4. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: IV. Allegro vivace

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