Rachmaninov - Symphony no.1, Isle of the Dead | Alto ALC1360

Rachmaninov - Symphony no.1, Isle of the Dead

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1360

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 6th April 2018

Contents

Artists

USSR Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Evgeny Svetlanov

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Symphony no.1 in D minor, op.13
The Isle of the Dead, op.29

Artists

USSR Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Evgeny Svetlanov

About

"Svetlanov's volcanic 1966 recording ... heartbreakingly intense yet grippingly  coherent conception, brimful of insight and flair ... shoots off like a rocket ... finale enshrines as adrenalin-fuelled a ride to the abyss as you will ever hear ... the pathos of the symphony's Largo has to be heard to be believed (decibel levels defeated plucky Soviet engineers) ... "if forced to take just one version down from the shelves, I'd plump for the great Evgeni Svetlanov's unforgettably visceral first recording, warts and all" - Gramophone, 2006

"(Rachmaninov) later recalled the ‘massive architecture and mystic message of the painting made a marked impression on me’. ...This inspired what is surely (his) orchestral masterpiece” - James Murray (Isle of the Dead)

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