BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; The Bells

Compact Disc
26 Aug 2013

Barcode: 5099998451920

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Other participants: Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin

An exciting new recording of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and The Bells! These two Rachmaninov masterpieces are 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”.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 I Allegro ma non tanto ('The Silver Sleigh Bells'): The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35  - Sir Simon Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker/Dmitro Po 
02 II Lento ('The Mellow Wedding Bells'): The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35  - Sir Simon Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker/Luba Orgo 
03 III Presto ('The Loud Alarum Bells'): The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35  - Sir Simon Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker/Rundfunkc 
04 IV Lento lugubre ('The Mournful Iron Bells'): The Bells (Kolokola) Op.35  - Sir Simon Rattle/Berliner Philharmoniker/Mikhail P 
05 Non allegro: Symphonic Dances Op.45  - Sir Simon Rattle 
06 Andante con moto (Tempo di valse): Symphonic Dances Op.45  - Sir Simon Rattle 
07 Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai. Come prima - Allegro vivace: Symphonic Dances Op.45  - Sir Simon Rattle 


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