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Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos 1-3, Etc / Previn, London So


Release Date: 04/13/1993 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 64530   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

André Previn is at his best in Rachmaninov. In addition to his legendary recording of the Second Symphony, this set includes bonuses of Symphonic Dances, Isle of the Dead, Vocalise, and more. André Previn is at his best in Rachmaninov. In addition to his legendary recording of the Second Symphony, this set includes bonuses of Symphonic Dances, Isle of the Dead, Vocalise, and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/1975 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 45 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 59 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 41 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/1974 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6.
Aleko: Intermezzo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studio 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
8.
Aleko: Women's Dance by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 13 (1993 Digital Remaster): I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 13 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro animato
Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 13 (1993 Digital Remaster): III. Larghetto
Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op. 13 (1993 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro con fuoco
The Isle of the Dead Op. 29 (1985 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27 (1973 Digital Remaster): I. Largo - Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27 (1973 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27 (1973 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Symphony No. 2 in E minor Op. 27 (1973 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro vivace
Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 (1993 Digital Remaster)
Aleko (1977 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo
Aleko (1977 Digital Remaster): Women's Dance

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Big Orchestra, Big Sound Sergei would have liked January 1, 2014 By Raymond Lindsay (Charlottesville, VA) See All My Reviews "Fine, thoroughly mainstream readings pulled off splendidly by Mr. Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra" Report Abuse
 Top-notch Rachmaninov December 24, 2012 By V. Guernon (South Kingstown, RI) See All My Reviews "Andre Previn recorded the Rachmaninov symphonies in the early 1970's, not long after he became principal conductor of the London Symphony. His first recording, that of the Symphony #2, was the first recorded uncut version of the symphony, and it established Previn as a major conducting talent. Previn is masterful in balancing the seething passion and the masive structure of this symphony. His subsequent recordings of the other two symphonies and the Symphonic Dances only further enhanced his reputation as the finest Rachmaninov interpreter of his generation. EMI provided Previn with some of its best sound in these recordings. Rachmaninov doesn't get much better than this. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
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