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Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, Symphonic Dances / Mariss Jansons


Release Date: 03/23/2004 
Label:  Emi Great Artists Of The Century Catalog #: 62810   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ovcharek
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews


One of the great Rachmaninov recordings ever made, these accounts of the Third Symphony and Symphonic Dances by Mariss Jansons and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic recall the heady days of Mravinsky and the (then-named) Leningraders at their finest--only in top-quality sound. The whiplash strings in the second movement of the Symphonic Dances, hair-trigger discipline in the same work's outer movements, and the razor-sharp modernity that Jansons brings to the Third Symphony all combine to make this reissue irresistible. There are too many memorable moments to list here, but the central section of the Third Symphony's slow movement, full of mordant wit, and the rhythmically thrilling ending of the Symphonic
Read more Dances come immediately to mind. If you missed this issue the first time, don't let it pass by again. It belongs in every serious record collection. [5/7/2004]

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 37 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ovcharek (Violin)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1992 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, St Petersburg, Russia 
Length: 34 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op. 44: I. Lento - Allegro moderato - Allegro
Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op. 44: II. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro vivace - Tempo come prima
Symphony No. 3 in A minor Op. 44: III. Allegro - Allegro vivace
Symphonic Dances Op. 45: I. Non allegro
Symphonic Dances Op. 45: II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
Symphonic Dances Op. 45: III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace

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