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Rachmaninoff: Symphonies Nos 1-3, Symphonic Dances [digital download] – LSO Live

Rachmaninoff: Symphonies Nos 1-3, Symphonic Dances [download]

  • Release date: 20 April 2018
    LSO0816-D | 822231181668

    24 bit 96 kHz FLAC | 320 kbps MP3

    Booklet notes in English, French and German
    2.0 stereo
    Total playing time: 3h 35m

    Producer: James Mallinson
    Engineering: Classic Sound Ltd
    Recorded live at the Barbican Hall, London September 2008 - February 2015

  • Clic de Classique News
    ‘A lovely set highlighting Gergiev’s prowess and emphasising the contrasts in Rachmaninov’s powerful and original tone.’

    **** ‘Gergiev urges the swagger and rhythmic confidence of this music, exploiting its big themes and broad octaves in appropriately large gestures.’
    Audiophile Audition

    ‘The LSO brass are on fire in these performances, the strings rugged but precise, the woodwind rising to the demands of Rachmaninov’s voluptuous melodies.’
    The Guardian

    ‘Rachmaninov is Gergiev’s bread-and-butter.’
    Classical Source

    ‘A strong and persuasive collection.’
    Classical CD Choice

    ‘This is Gergiev in a nutshell, merciless, uncompromising and unrivalled.’
    Klassieke Zaken

    ‘The LSO’s playing is appropriately full-bloodied and lively, with incisive brass and sonorous woodwind well-captured in this vivid recording.’

    ‘The performances are played with commanding conviction, enjoying full and brilliant sound.’
    The Whole Note

    ‘The fruits of an explosive partnership.’
    Radio Classique


Valery Gergiev
London Symphony Orchestra

This box set brings together Valery Gergiev’s acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninoff symphonies, which were recorded alongside the London Symphony Orchestra across 2008 to 2015. These masterful accounts of the Russian’s complete symphonies are accompanied by his 1940 composition Symphonic Dances, while two symphonic poems by Mily Balakirev echo the luxurious textures present throughout Rachmaninov’s music.

Composers   Rachmaninoff, Balakirev
Conductor   Valery Gergiev 
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13
1. I. Grave - Allegro non troppo
2. II. Allegro animato
3. III. Larghetto
4. IV. Allegro con fuoco

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

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44
1. I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Allegro
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro vivace
3. III. Allegro - Allegro vivace - Allegro (Tempo primo) - Allegretto - Allegro vivace

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
1. I. Non allegro
2. II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
3. III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai. Come prima - Allegro vivace



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