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Rachmaninov: Symphonies No 1-3 / Pletnev, Russian NO [4-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 04/19/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001538602  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

R E V I E W S:

Symphony no 1 and Isle of the Dead
"Mikhael Pletnev produces a range of sonority and clarity of articulation that we recognize from his keyboard playing, and there is poetic vision alongside a splendid command of architecture. The symphony is quite outstanding in his hands and so is The Isle of the Dead..."

– Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]

Symphony no 2
"Pletnev's performance is characterized by relatively discreet emotionalism, stronger forward momentum and a fanatical preoccupation with clarity of articulation. When there is no Slavic wobble, it scarcely matters that his winds display an individuality which once or twice fails to
Read more transcend mere rawness—so much the better in this music! The strings, forceful and husky (with separated violin desks) are beyond reproach."

– Gramophone

Symphony no 3 and Symphonic Dances
"[Pletnev] has a special feeling for this composer and is completely steeped in his spiritual climate. The opulent sound world of this wonderful score is beautifully served by his players."

– Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
3.
The Rock, Op. 7 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
4.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
5.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
6.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 

Sound Samples

The Isle of the Dead, Op.29
Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13: 1. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13: 2. Allegro animato
Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13: 3. Larghetto
Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13: 4. Allegro con fuoco
Symphony No.2 In E Minor, Op.27: 1. Largo - Allegro moderato
Symphony No.2 In E Minor, Op.27: 2. Allegro molto
Symphony No.2 In E Minor, Op.27: 3. Adagio
Symphony No.2 In E Minor, Op.27: 4. Allegro vivace
The Rock, Op.7

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