Label: Reference Recordings – RM-1504 – 200 Gram Vinyl
The Reference Mastercuts Series – Half Speed Mastering
Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP – Gatefold Sleeve
The Absolute Sound Super Disc List 2016 TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List
FIRST TIME EVER ON LP!
Widely believed to be the finest orchestral recording Reference Recordings has ever made – now on LP for the first time ever!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
2003 Grammy Nominee for Best Engineered Album – Classical
Selected by SoundStage!.com as one of the “Best Recordings of 2001”
Chosen by three reviewers of The Absolute Sound magazine as one of the best releases of 2001
Conductor: Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland, and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term “romantic.” Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra. The “Symphonic Dances” in recent years have become one of Rachmaninoff’s most-performed scores. The five “Ètudes-Tableaux” were orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi from the brilliant originals for piano. “Vocalise” is one of the great classical melodies, and is hummable by everyone. Initial response from renowned reviewers is amazingly positive. Two have said this is the finest orchestral recording Reference Recordings has ever made!