- The Isle of the Dead, symphonic poem, Op. 29 - Sergey Rachmaninov - Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ann Bradbeer - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
- Symphonic Dances, for orchestra (or 2 pianos), Op. 45 - Sergey Rachmaninov - Vladimir Ashkenazy - Ann Bradbeer - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
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Performance CreditsRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam Primary Artist
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Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Dances based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead is a tribute to how the romantic and modern idioms can be blended into a single sensational piece. Incorporating a rather somber mood, Rachmaninoff continually develops a very smooth, gliding melody throughout the piece, alluding to the opening melody frequently in varying forms. It is also a great joy to see a highly chromatic piece like this still have such a mellifluous melody. The symphonic dances that follow are also a great joy to listen to due to their steady pulse and bombastic melodies.