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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances - Études-Tableaux (orch. Respighi) - Vocalise

Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue

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Symphonic Dances, Op. 45  
I. Non allegro
Sergey Rachmaninov; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
III. Lento assai
Sergey Rachmaninov; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
14 Songs, Op. 34  
No. 14. Vocalise in E Minor (version for Orchestra)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
5 Études-Tableaux, P. 160  
No. 1. The Sea and Seagulls (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 2)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Ottorino Respighi; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
No. 2. Fair Scene (after Rachmaninov's Op. 33, No. 4)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Ottorino Respighi; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
No. 3. Funeral March (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 7)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Ottorino Respighi; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
No. 4. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 6)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Ottorino Respighi; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
No. 5. Oriental March (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 9)
Sergey Rachmaninov; Ottorino Respighi; Minnesota Orchestra; Eiji Oue
Total Playing Time    67:00
Grammy Award Nomination - Best Engineered Album, Classical - 2003

"The recording is once again absolutely stunning, brilliant and plushy at the same time, unequaled by another label in this piece."
- The Audio Critic

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- The Absolute Sound

The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of Eiji Oue perform a selection of Rachmaninoff's brilliant orchestral music, including the Symphonic Dances, Vocalise and Respighi's excellent orchestration of the Five Ètudes-Tableaux. Critics have called this the best recording Reference Records has ever made and SoundStage! named it one of the best recordings of the year.
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