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Rachmaninoff: The Three Symphonies / Slatkin, St Louis Sym


Release Date: 11/04/1992 
Label:  Vox Box Catalog #: 5034   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1976-79 
Length: 44 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1976-79 
Length: 58 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 1976-79 
Length: 39 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Warmly Romantic Rachmaninov September 15, 2016 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Back in April when I acquired these symphonies on the Alto label( conducted by Rozhdestvensky and Pavel Kogan with Russian orchestras) I thought I would dispose of this older recording. What a mistake that would have been. Those later digital recordings were like a block of beautiful granite whereas these recordings were like a rock found in a stream bed where it has been polished smooth enabling you to see details of its composition. Victor Carr on Classics Today puts it thus:Slatkin's ''warmly romantic approach emphasizes the music's lush textures, fluid phrasing and vivid orchestral coloring.'' These recordings were made by the same Elite Recording team (Joanna Nickrenz and Marc Aubort) as the Alto discs. While not as sharply defined as the later digital recordings these have that smooth analogue tape sound and are overall quite nice. The only fault I find is that the Second is split between the two discs in this set...I hate it when they do that." Report Abuse
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