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Rachmaninov - The Harvest Of Sorrow

Rachmaninoff / Gielgud / Gergiev
Release Date: 07/31/2007 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4223  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Peter JablonskiMikhail PletnevValentina IgoshinaDmitri Hvorostovsky,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoValery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraRussian National OrchestraSt. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Specially commissioned performances conducted by Valery Gergiev with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre
Chorus Master Valery Borisov
Rachmanioff’s letters and other reminiscences spoken by Sir John Gielgud

Used in films like Brief Encounter and Shine; on TV in The South Bank Show and Panorama; on radio in Semprini Serenade; and including some of the most famous melodies of the 20th century, Rachmaninoff’s romantic, passionate music is as popular today as it has ever been.

This insightful documentary film, shot in Russia, Switzerland and America, is made with the full participation of the composer’s grandson, Alexander Rachmaninoff.

Featuring soloists Mikhail Pletnev
Read more (with the Berlin philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, and his own Russian National Orchestra), Dmitri Hvorostovsky and young stars Valentina Igoshina, Peter Jablonski and Nikolai Putilin, the music is specially recorded with the great conductor Valery Gergieve and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, with which Rachmanioff was intimately associated. Tony Palmer’s film is a unique and loving insight into a world long gone, but definitely not forgotten.

Berlin philharmonic Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theater
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Chorus Master Valery Borisov

Mikhail Pletnev
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Valentina Igoshina
Peter Jablonski
Nikolai Putilin Letters and other reminiscences spoken by Sir John Gielgud
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Peter Jablonski (Piano), Mikhail Pletnev (Piano), Valentina Igoshina (Piano),
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Baritone), Nikolai Putilin (Baritone)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Russian National Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra  ... 
Period: 20th Century 

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