Receiving its first ever release on CD, this legendary performance of Rachmaninov’s super-romantic Second Symphony conducted by Paul Kletzki will be seized up by collectors and bargain hunters alike.
From Vladimir Ashkenazy’s remarkable survey of the Rachmaninov orchestral works comes ‘The Isle of the Dead’. Reviewing it, Gramophone magazine writes: ‘a searingly powerful reading of ‘The Isle of the Dead’, which I count the finest performance of all in Ashkenazy’s Rachmaninov series’.
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Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Paul Kletzki
The Isle of the Dead: Symphonic Poem, Op. 29
Concertgebouw Orchestra Vladimir Ashkenazy
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‘a searingly powerful reading of The Isle of the Dead which I count the finest performance of all in Ashkenazy’s Rachmaninov series’ - Gramophone
‘Wonderfully ardent performances … superb sound quality’ - MusicWeb International
‘Two terrific performances that belong in the collection of every Rachmaninov fan’ - ClassicsToday.com
‘Wonderfully ardent … performances such as these should be treasured’ - MusicWeb