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

"Everything is exquisitely played by the Russian National Orchestra, whose refinement has opened a new chapter in Russian orchestral playing."

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