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Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances / Gosta, London Symphony


Release Date: 07/29/2016 
Label:  Edition Lilac   Catalog #: 160530   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Modest MussorgskySergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Predrag Gosta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Predrag Gosta and the London Symphony Orchestra present this new release of two great orchestral masterpieces. Mossorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is featured here alongside Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. This album was produced and engineered by Grammy-award winning team Wolf-Dieter Karwatky and Michael Fine. Predrag Gosta and the London Symphony Orchestra present this new release of two great orchestral masterpieces. Mossorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is featured here alongside Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. This album was produced and engineered by Grammy-award winning team Wolf-Dieter Karwatky and Michael Fine. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Predrag Gosta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
2.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Predrag Gosta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Glorious Demonstration of High Art, Peerless Sound June 20, 2017 By MICHAEL M. (MERCER ISLAND, WA) See All My Reviews "It's hard to know which deserves more praise in this extraordinary release: the deep, detailed, remarkably resonant sound and its peerless demonstration of recording technology, or the passionate, richly romantic conducting that gives new glow to two tired war horses. I'd never heard of Predrag Gosta prior to this disc and knew nothing of the Edition Lilac label under which it appears. I suspect this may be some specially-funded vanity project to highlight Gosta's conducting skills and if so it's a smashing success. The Rachmaninoff sizzles and sparkles, with every detail exploding with passion and new life. Music that can seem tedious and over-wrought in lesser hands here sounds spontaneous, heart-felt and, where appropriate, subtle and cunning. The powerful brass of the LSO shine with special sheen and double basses have never thrummed with more authoritative impact. The Mussorgsky is also a knock-out- comparable to the justly celebrated classic recordings with the Chicago Symphony and Reiner or Giulini. Altogether, an unexpected triumph. Don't miss this dazzling gem!" Report Abuse
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