Rattle: Rachmaninov - The Bells, Symphonic Dances (24/44 FLAC)
Rattle: Rachmaninov – The Bells, Symphonic Dances (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Mikhail Petrenko, Dmitro Popov, Luba Orgonasova, Rundfunkchor Berlin
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Warner
Release: 2013
Size: 635 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

The Bells, Op. 35
01. I. Allegro ma non tanto (‘The Silver Sleigh Bells’)
02. II. Lento (‘The Mellow Wedding Bells’)
03. III. Presto (‘The Loud Alarum Bells’)
04. IV. Lento lugubre (‘The Mournful Iron Bells’)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
05. I. Non allegro
06. II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
07. III. Lento assai – Allegro vivace – Lento assai

Recorded: 2012-11-01
Recording Venue: Concert Philharmonie, Berlin 8-10 November 2012.

EMI Classics releases an exciting new recording of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and The Bells. These two Rachmaninov masterpieces, performed by one of the world’s most renowned orchestras under their celebrated principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle. This is a rare chance to hear Sir Simon’s interpretations of these great works. Towards the end of his life, the composer himself said of The Bells “I worked on this composition with feverish ardour; and it remains of all my works the one I love the most”. Of the Symphonic Dances, written shortly before his death, he said “I don’t know how it happened, it must have been my last spark”.

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