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Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1, Etc / Hughes, Scottish National


Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1309   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To be truthful, when we launched the first volume (BIS CD1279) in this series a year or so ago, we were pleasantly surprised at the response it received from the buying public and, not least, from reviewers. (Répertoire named 'this immensely touching and poetic version' one of the top ten discs of the month and CD Compact, in its recommendation stated that it was the ideal reading 'for Rachmaninovians and for those who think Art should be communicative.') The turn has now come to the third and last volume, featuring the first of Rachmaninov's symphonies - a work that caused the unfortunate composer an awful lot of distress on account of its disastrous reception! Later generations of listeners have rejoiced that Rachmaninov did not Read more follow his immediate instinct to burn it. (The score did however disappear, though the orchestral parts and a piano reduction enbabled it to be reconstructed.) Owain Arwel Hughes, known to BIS fans for his pioneering recordings of Vagn Holmboe's symphonies, is an inspired guide to this youthful work with the committed support of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 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 
2.
Prince Rostislav by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13: I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13: II. Allegro animato
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13: III. Larghetto
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13: IV. Allegro con fuoco
Prince Rostislav

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