Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances

Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.44
Symphonic Dances, op.45
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
DG 457 598-2
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Awards

Romantic Record of the Year (Classic FM Magazine), 1998


Reviews

BBC Music Magazine

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.

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace