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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable, 18 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works (Audio CD)
Previn made a number of recordings with the LSO when he was their Principal Conductor in the 70s which remain unsurpassed to this day, and these Rachmaninov Symphonies are high on the list, particularly the 2nd with its great Adagio. The Symphonies are big expansive works which require vision and a firm hold on the reins to bring off. Previn is faultless. Listen to the end of the 3rd's last movement to hear the thrilling, beautifully controlled acceleration in tempo leading to the orchestra's final ecstatic shudder. Also included here are superlative recordings of the Symphonic Dances and the Isle of the Dead. If you only know Rachmaninov through the 2nd Piano Concerto, I would urge you to investigate these exceptional discs.
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Initial post: 29 Jul 2013 13:12:20 BDT
Bradway 21 says:
This review appears on a page for Kogan's recording of Rachmaninov's 1st symphony.
The review does not refer to that recording at all.
It is about Previn's recordings.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2013 07:43:26 BDT
Totally agree! Unhelpfull.

Posted on 24 Oct 2013 08:32:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Oct 2013 08:35:17 BDT
I've no idea what this review is doing under the Kogan / Rach 1 recording. I certainly didn't put it there. My review was all about Previn's recordings. The two things are linked in some Amazon way - these comments appear for both Kogan and Previn as well.....

Posted on 17 Jan 2015 13:21:48 GMT
Tim Chapman says:
Not the reviewers fault - obviously Amazon who have now put the review in the correct place. It is an accurate review - possibly the very best recordings of Rachmaninov symphonies available.
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