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Rachmaninov: Three Symphonies / Hughes, Royal Scottish NO


Release Date: 03/27/2007 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1665   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This box brings together the three symphonies, coupled with the early works Prince Rostislav and the so-calleed 'Youth Symphony' as well as the composer's own arrangement for orchestra of Vocalise, possibly his most well-loved piece. The interpretation by Owain Arwel Hughes, conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, were highly praised at the original release (as single discs) of these recordings in 2002, and 2003. This box brings together the three symphonies, coupled with the early works Prince Rostislav and the so-calleed 'Youth Symphony' as well as the composer's own arrangement for orchestra of Vocalise, possibly his most well-loved piece. The interpretation by Owain Arwel Hughes, conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, were highly praised at the original release (as single discs) of these recordings in 2002, and 2003. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Length: 45 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Length: 67 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Prince Rostislav by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
Length: 44 Minutes 38 Secs. 
5.
Symphony in D minor "Youth" (unfinished) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1912
Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 

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