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Selected by SoundStage!.com as one of the "Best Recordings of 2001"
Chosen by THREE reviewers of The Absolute Sound magazine as one of the best releases of 2001.
Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland, and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term "romantic." Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra. The "Symphonic Dances" in recent years have become one of Rachmaninoff’s most-performed scores. The five "Ètudes-Tableaux" were orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi from the brilliant originals for piano. "Vocalise" is one of the great classical melodies, and is hummable by everyone. Initial response from renowned reviewers is amazingly positive. Two have said this is the finest orchestral recording RR has ever made!
|1. Symphonic Dances - Non Allegro|
|2. Symphonic Dances - Tempo di Valse|
|3. Symphonic Dances - Lento Assa|
|5. Études–Tableaux - The Sea and the Seagulls|
|6. Études–Tableaux - The Fair|
|7. Études–Tableaux - Funeral March|
|8. Études–Tableaux - Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf|
|9. Études–Tableaux - March|