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Rachmaninov - The Isle Of The Dead, Symphonic Dances / Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, László Kovács / Hungaroton Audio CD 2014 / HCD 32737

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Rachmaninov - The Isle Of The Dead, Symphonic Dances / Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, László Kovács / Hungaroton Audio CD 2014 / HCD 32737

UPC 5991813273727

 

Isle of the Dead (Russian: Остров мёртвых), Op. 29, is a symphonic poem composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, written in the key of A minor. He concluded the composition while staying in Dresden in 1908. It is considered a classic example of Russian late-Romanticism of the beginning of the 20th century.

The piece was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Arnold Böcklin's painting, Isle of the Dead, which Rachmaninoff saw in Paris in 1907. Rachmaninoff was disappointed by the original painting when he later saw it, saying, "If I had seen first the original, I, probably, would have not written my Isle of the Dead. I like it in black and white."

 

The Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, is an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Sergei Rachmaninoff's last major composition.

The Symphonic Dances allowed him to indulge in a nostalgia for the Russia he had known, much as he had done in the Third Symphony, as well as to effectively sum up his lifelong fascination with ecclesiastical chants. In the first dance, he quotes the opening theme of his First Symphony, itself derived from motifs characteristic of Russian church music. In the finale he quotes both the Dies Irae and the chant "Blessed art thou, Lord" (Blagosloven yesi, Gospodi) from his All-Night Vigil.

 

Label: Hungaroton – HCD 32737
Format: CD, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 2014
Genre: Classical
Style: Modern
 
 
 

Tracklist:

1   The Isle Of The Dead, Op. 29   
20:01
2   
  Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 36:19

 

 

  • Composed ByRachmaninov
  • ConductorLászló Kovács
  • OrchestraMiskolc Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

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