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Rachmaninov: The Symphonies etc. (3 CDs)
 
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Rachmaninov: The Symphonies etc. (3 CDs)

12 Jan. 1998 | Format: MP3

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Disc 2
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1997
  • Release Date: 12 Jan. 1998
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 3:49:48
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  • ASIN: B004H6MI7Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,353 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Andy H on 14 Feb. 2009
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I have many recordings of Rachmaninov's Orchestral works, including archive recordings with the composer performing, or conducting, but as I was fortunate enough to play for Ashkenazy when he first started conducting I had to hear his interpretation of a fellow Russian genius.
Like all conductors, apart from Rachmaninov himself, Askenazy allows the music to be sentimental in places, and in fact at times it can be a wallow. It is always done with heartfelt sincerity, and his command of the not inconsiderable orchestral resources the composer writes for is masterly - most of the time! Just occasionally Vlad's emotional and enthusiastic musicality gets the better of his stick technique. This, howeve, is a fine collection of Rachmaninov's 'big' orchestral output in one package, and arguably the finest performances of some of the works; notably 'The Bells', the Symphonic Dances, and the 3rd Symphony.
The Concertgebow play with fire, warmth, and a total involvment. If you are 'into' Rachmaninov then you should not miss this CD.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 27 Jun. 2013
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This 3 disc set draws together recordings previously spaced across five separate discs. Very careful comparisons between those original discs and the ones in the boxed set suggest a modest remastering over what were very good recordings in the first place. There is now a touch more ambient warmth, clarity and general 'presence.' There is also considerably more music supplied on fewer discs.

Ashkenazy brings a generally faster and more exciting approach to there works than many others with tautly controlled rhythmical impetus and much orchestral detail. There is an unmistakable 'Russian' feel to these performances with that emotional excitement taken close to the edge. The Dutch orchestra deliver all of these demands in ways that are not usually associated with this orchestra. They sound inspired and probably were. Their commitment to Ashkenazy's vision is obvious.

All three numbered symphonies gain considerably from this approach and it is arguable that there have never been finer performances of either the first or third symphony. Certainly the first is far more emotionally involving than Previn's for instance and the third is equally far more involving than the admired but cooler version by Jansons. Previn offers much stronger competition in his very fine recording of the third symphony. When it comes to the second symphony there is much more choice for collectors and the newly remastered version by Previn certainly deserves its status as a classic. However Ashkenazy makes far more of the brass in particular than Previn's string dominated reading. Ashkenazy also drives faster and harder and there is more physical excitement here which many will prefer.

The Symphonic Dances were seen by Svetlanov as Rachmaninov's fourth symphony in disguise.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John R. Drew on 9 April 2010
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I recently heard a live performance of Racmaninov's "The Bells" conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. This was a work I did not have, and in fact, had never heard it. The opportunity to get the work conducted by the same Conductor could not be missed,
Askenazy tends to take Rachmaninov faster than others, but I think that may be an advantage. Certainly the Symphonic Dances is the most exciting performance of that music I have heard, and the Symphonies are excellently done. The recording quality although not State of the Art, is very good. At bargain price for a three disc set, Good to great performances, decently recorded, how can you go wrong?
John Drew
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These are still my favourite interpretations of Rach's symphonies. Only his second has been beaten by Walter Weller's version (which can be found on the Decca "complete works"). This set is a very good intruduction to Rach's great music! This was my first album of Rachmaninov. Still one of my favourites.
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