Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
ALSO: Symphonic Dances, Scherzo, Isle of the Dead

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Pavel Kogan
Sviatoslav Richter
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Byron Janis
Abbey Simon
Antal Dorati
Leonard Slatkin

Catalogue Number: ALC 6005
Number of Discs: 6
Date/Runtime: 412 mins; 1961-90 A/DDD





(Kogan) “vibrant soulful and involving …genuinely compelling, authentically tangy accounts of these masterworks, penetrating to the core of their homesick melancholy… impossible to resist” (Gramophone) (Sym.no.2): “big string melodies blossoming voluptuously …a most satisfying account…richness, brilliance and weight” (Penguin Guide) (Richter): The 2nd really fits the description
of ‘legendary recording’” (Michelangeli): “one of the most brilliant piano records ever made” (both: Penguin Guide) (Janis): “brilliantly captured the warmly romantic and chimerical interpretation which resulted. Solo playing…scintillating” (Gramophone)

    Disc A of ALC 6005 (67:16)

    Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13
    Isle of the Dead (symphonic poem) Op. 29
    Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan

    Symphony No. 1 in D minor Op.13 (total 44:22)

  • [1]     Grave. Allegro ma non troppo 13.30
  • [2]     Allegro animato 9:03
  • [3]    Larghetto 9:00
  • [4]     Allegro con fuoco 12:47 
    Isle of the Dead

  • [5] Symphonic poem 22:44
    Disc B of ALC 6005 (66:13)

    SERGEI RACHMANINOV: (1873-1943)
    Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 (1906-7)
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

  • [1] Largo-Allegro moderato 24:30
  • [2] Allegro molto 11:13
  • [3] Adagio 15:09
  • [4] Allegro vivace 15:20
  • Licensed from LSO Ltd, The Barbican, London

    Disc C of ALC 6005 (77:12)

    Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3
    Symphonic Dances
    Moscow State Symphony Orchestra / Pavel Kogan

    Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.44

  • [1] Lento  16:45
  • [2] Adagio  12:40
  • [3] Allegro  12:27
  • Symphonic Dances, Op.45

  • [4] Non allegro  11:45
  • [5] Andante con moto: Tempo di valse  9:55
  • [6] Lento assai – Allegro vivace  13:27
    Disc D of ALC 6005 (70:08)

    Sergei Rachmaninov
    ‘Other Symphonies & Concertos’
    St.Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus / Leonard Slatkin

    Symphony ‘The Bells’ (34:56)
    for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op.35
    Arnold Voketaitis (ten) Marianna Christos (sop) Walter Planté (bar)

  • [1] Allegro non troppo ‘silver sleigh bells’ 6:16
  • [2] Lento ‘mellow wedding bells’ 9:26
  • [3] Presto ‘loud alarum bells’ 8:33
  • [4] Lento lugubre ‘mournful iron bells’ 10:39
  • [5] ‘Youth Symphony’ in D minor 11:26
  • Grave – Allegro moderato

  • [6] Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 23:28
  • (piano: Abbey Simon)
    Licensed from Vox/SPJ Music Group Original Masters

    Disc E of ALC 6005 (71:00)

    Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 3
    Preludes in E flat major Op23/6; in C sharp minor Op3/2
    Byron Janis (piano)
    Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kyrill Kondrashin
    London Symphony Orchestra / Antal Dorati

    Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1

  • [1] Vivace – Moderato 11:56
  • [2] Andante 5:34
  • [3] Allegro vivace 7:10
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op.30

  • [4] Allegro ma non tanto 14:56
  • [5] Intermezzo: Adagio 10:15
  • [6] Finale: Alla breve 12:50
  • [7] Prelude in E flat major, Op.23 No.6 2:51
  • [8] Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3 No.2 3:49
  • Originally recorded by and issued on Mercury Living Presence

Disc F of ALC 6005 (60:00)

Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18

  • 1. Moderato 11:05
  • 2. Adagio sostenuto 11:48
  • 3. Allegro scherzando 11:28
  • Sviatoslav Richter with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Stanislav Wislocki (1959)

    Originally issued on Deutsche Grammophon 1960
    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op.40

  • 4. Allegro vivace 9:30
  • 5. Largo 5:59
  • 6. Allegro vivace 8:58
  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli with the Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Ettore Gracis (1959)

    Originally issued on EMI 1959