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Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells; Symphonic Dances - Alexey Markov (baritone); Oleg Dolgov (tenor); Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano); Vera Baur (lektorat);...
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  1. The Bells, choral symphony for soprano, tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35
  2. Symphonic Dances, for orchestra (or 2 pianos), Op. 45
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Rachmaninov's The Bells is of vast scope, setting an adaptation of a poem by Edgar Allan Poe (free enough that the Russian text is generally retranslated into English, as in the graphics here) depicting bells that mark the entire life cycle of an individual. The composer sometimes referred to it as his third symphony, and indeed it has that kind of synoptic ambition. It is written for a large orchestra, a choir, and three soloists, and all the legs of this triad are superbly realized here. Sample the third movement, which ...

Sergey Rachmaninov: The Bells; Symphonic Dances 2018, BR Klassik

UPC: 4035719001549