Kondrashin / MPO – Rachmaninov: Three Russian Songs / Symphonic Dances (original USSR pressing)

# Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
# Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin and Yevgeny Svetlanov
# Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
# Chorus: Bolshoi Theater Chorus
# Vinyl (1963)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Melodiya / EMI / His Master’s Voice | ASD 2488
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.62GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.81GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (478MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track listing:

Side One
Three Russian Songs for Chorus and Orchestra
01 – 1. Across the River, Swift River
02 – 2. Ah! You Vanka
03 – 3. You, my fairness, my rosy cheeks

Symphonic Dances
04 – I. Non allegro

Side Two
Symphonic Dances (continued)
05 – II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
06 – III. Lento assai – Allegro vivace

Additional information can be found here.

Ripping Info:

All vinyl is cleaned on a VPI 16.5
Milty Pro Zerostat 3

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14 thoughts on “Kondrashin / MPO – Rachmaninov: Three Russian Songs / Symphonic Dances (original USSR pressing)”

  1. Hey Steve,
    I took down the 24/192.
    S. Rachmaninov’s musical timber (timbre) is exquisitely fitted for these Russian songs.
    And the Orchestra and chorus are extremely skilled in the dynamics to make a great album of Rachmaninov.
    Very good,
    Thank you.

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