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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 - The Isle of the Dead

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

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"... a spectacular First Symphony ... the performance is extremely compelling and boasts an especially powerful and ominous coda ... this is a great performance of a work difficult to pull off ... highly recommended ..."
- Fanfare

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1
Ostrov myortvikh (The Isle of the Dead), Op. 29
Sergei Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
21:19
Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13  
2
I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo - Moderato - Allegro vivace - L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto
Sergei Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
13:55
3
II. Allegro animato - Meno mosso - Tempo I
Sergei Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
8:28
4
III. Larghetto - Piu mosso - Largo un poco - Con moto - Tempo I
Sergei Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
9:55
5
IV. Allegro con fuoco - Marciale - Con animo - Allegro mosso - Allegro con fuoco - Presto - Largo
Sergei Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
12:43
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:20
"Slatkin fearlessly brings into focus the symphony’s originality ... these are impressive, highly desirable interpretations ... invaluable for the insights they bring so animatedly and poignantly into Rachmaninov’s world."
- Gramophone

"The first thing you’re likely to notice is the transparency of sound. Naxos does a fine job of providing vivid sonics with excellent balance of the various instrumental sections and solo instruments … it’s all great ... the sound really allows you to hear everything and the result is a total package as satisfying as anything on the market ... essential to anyone who loves this music."
- Classical.Net

This is the final installment in an acclaimed series of recordings of Rachmaninov's symphonies from Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The album features the Symphony No. 1, now considered one of the great Russian symphonic works of the late 19th century. The programme is completed with The Isle of the Dead, a vivid and powerful symphonic poem.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit*, 192 kHz / 24-bit*, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz*, 5.6448 MHz* DSD  – 2xHD - Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded in 96 kHz / 24-bit
*Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.
DSD and PCM versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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