Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos 1-3, Symphonic Dances

  • Release date: 20 April 2018
    LSO0816 | 822231181620

    3 SACD Hybrid + 1 Pure Audio Blu-ray | Digibox
    Booklet notes in English, French and German
    2.0 stereo | multi-channel 5.1
    Total playing time: 3h 35m

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

  • ‘The LSO plays, as always, splendidly for Valery Gergiev. The general excellence and detail of their performance is remarkable.’
    BBC Music Magazine (Symphony No 1)

    Editor’s Choice ‘This Rachmaninov finds the London Symphony Orchestra warm and irresistibly propulsive... Andrew Marriner’s almost introverted account of the great clarinet solo is beautifully accompanied, a real heart-stopper’
    Gramophone (Symphony No 2)

    ‘The band is on its best form, the playing imbued with affection and nostalgia as well as verve and drive.’
    The Sunday Times (Symphony No 3)

    ‘These symphonic works will likely take first place of multichannel options.'
    Audiophile Audition (Symphonic Dances)

£17.99

Valery Gergiev
London Symphony Orchestra


This box set brings together Valery Gergiev’s acclaimed cycle of the complete Rachmaninov 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   Sergei Rachmaninov, Mily Balakirev
Conductor   Valery Gergiev 
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
Disc 1
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
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
Disc 2
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
1. I. Largo - Allegro moderato
2. II. Allegro molto
3. III. Adagio
4. IV. Allegro vivace
Russia 
Disc 3
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
Tamara 
Disc 4 (Pure Audio Blue Ray)
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
Tamara 
Russia 

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