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Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

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

Catalogue Number: ALC 6005
Number of Discs: 6
Date/Runtime: 412 mins; 1961-90 A/DDD
Price: £21.99

 




(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