Rachmaninov - The Isle of the Dead, Symphony no.1 | LPO LPO0111

Rachmaninov - The Isle of the Dead, Symphony no.1

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Label: LPO

Cat No: LPO0111

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th March 2019

Contents

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

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

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Vladimir Jurowski

About

This is the second recording of The Isle of the Dead on the LPO’s own label. It was recorded live as part of the opening concert of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s highly praised 2014-15 season Rachmaninov: Inside Out, which explored the life and works of the composer.

The performance of The Isle of the Dead was widely critically acclaimed. Bachtrack noted Vladimir Jurowski’s “hypnotic” conducting, noting particularly that “the clarity and control he exercised in [The Isle of the Dead] were very fine. He drew a sonorous cello sound, later matched by lower woodwinds, and the harp and pizzicato strings... brought an eerie chill to the Festival Hall.”

Rachmaninov’s youthful Symphony no.1 is not frequently performed or recorded. This is the first time it has been released on the label.

Symphony no.1 was also recorded live in concert. The Financial Times described the performance as “a fascinating experience” and Colin Anderson, in Classical Source, noted “The LPO was in superb form.”

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London on 3 October 2014 (The Isle of the Dead) and 14 December 2016 (Symphony no.1)

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