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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 / Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 530  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marking their latest collaboration with their conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Philharmonia have returned to recording with a stellar live-performance of Rachmaninov’s ebullient Symphony No.2 in E Minor. This is the second release in a new series of Rachmaninov’s symphonies, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy in live performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The first release of Symphony No. 1 (SIGCD484) was met by critical acclaim: “Perhaps the most satisfying of all [Ashkenazy’s recordings of the Symphony]…” (BBC Music Magazine) “Ashkenazy knows how to shape detail and soar in the big melodic moments. The Philharmonia sound is muscular and alert, from the opening woodwind solos to the mighty, stirring symphonic tutti of the Read more finale.” (The Observer) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 

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