Rachmaninoff: Symphonies No 1-3, Vocalise / Ormandy, Philadelphia

Release Date: 10/14/2010
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SONY63257
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Ormandy pioneered the recording of the three Rachmaninov symphonies in stereo, and in many ways his performances remain unsurpassed... The Second Symphony has great intensity of feeling and passion. The First Symphony was the work's first stereo version, an exceptionally strong performances it is too. Ormandy's thrustful view of the outer movements is supported by superbly committed Philadelphia playing, with the orchestra on top form... In some ways the Third Symphony is even more distinguished... The playing itself is marvellous, and this warmth of feeling carries over in the touchingly shaped Vocalise which acts as a final encore. ...[N]ot to be missed, even if you have more modern version so these splendid works.

-- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition]
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1907 ; Russia
2. Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Russia
3. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1936/1938 ; USA
4. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
5. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
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