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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances
Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.44
Symphonic Dances, op.45
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor

Romantic Record of the Year (Classic FM Magazine), 1998
DG 457 598-2 (1996)

Acclaim for Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances

"Pletnev and the recently founded Russian National Orchestra do a splendid job throughout [these] two works ... . They bring an operatic intensity to the first two movements of the Third Symphony. ... They are also extremely persuasive in the more meditative parts of the first of the Symphonic Dances and are certainly alive to the irony which suffuses much of the faster music. ... The many qualities of this excellently recorded issue place it in a high category."

BBC Music Magazine

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"[The] American-Russian Festival Orchestra, featuring distinguished players from the Russian National Orchestra and a number of prominent American orchestras...[conveys] a vital message to our participants and observers, that by working together we can share our musical and historical cultures and increase our understanding of one another."

Athena T. Blackburn

Founding board member, Festival Napa Valley