Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor (UNEDITED)

London Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Catalogue Number: ALC 1260
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 66:14 DDD 1988





“sings the socks off most versions and stands out from the crowd. I guarantee this will rekindle that first fresh shimmer of discovery, that tremor of the heart, that spine-tingling indicator that tells you what it was to live the recreation of this music.” (MusicWeb) “plenty of vitality…big string melodies blossoming voluptuously, the slow movement, after a beguiling opening clarinet, has a climax of spacious intensity, its power almost overwhelming….a most satisfying account” ((c) Penguin Guide 3 stars) “in this great Symphony he emphasizes the Tchaikovskian inheritance … a spacious reading on the biggest scale, the ebb and flow of rubato and tension … always spontaneously convincing helped by the spectacularly ample recording with full bass and sumptuous strings. The brooding opening… under-pinned with Russian melancholy, immediately sets the romantic feeling” ((c) Gramophone)

  • [1] Largo-Allegro moderato 24:30
  • [2] Allegro molto 11:13
  • [3] Adagio 15:09
  • [4] Allegro vivace 15:20