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RACHMANINOV, S.: Symphonic Dances / Vocalise / RESPIGHI, O.: 5 Etudes-tableaux (Oue)

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2013

Recorded in 24 Bit / 176.4Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2012


Minnesota Orchestra

Oue, Eiji

Eiji Oue


Record Label
Reference Recordings CD


Orchestral & Concertos


Total Time - 67:00
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RACHMANINOV, S.: Symphonic Dances / Vocalise / RESPIGHI, O.: 5 Etudes-tableaux (Oue)

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Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

1 I. Non allegro 11:56
2 II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse) 10:29
3 III. Lento assai 14:27

14 Songs, Op. 34 (version for orchestra)




Rachmaninov - 5 etudes-tableaux, P. 160

5 No. 1. The Sea and Seagulls (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 2) 7:09
6 No. 2. Fair Scene (after Rachmaninov's Op. 33, No. 4) 2:02
7 No. 3. Funeral March (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 7) 7:18
8 No. 4. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 6) 3:04
9 No. 5. Oriental March (after Rachmaninov's Op. 39, No. 9) 3:45
 Eiji Oue Conductor
 Oue, Eiji

Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the most beloved composers of the twentieth century. His music is redolent of his Russian homeland, and it sings long, lush melodies that define the term "romantic." Everyone who knows and loves his piano concertos will enjoy these lyrical and dynamic works for orchestra. The "Symphonic Dances" in recent years have become one of Rachmaninoff’s most-performed scores. The five "Ètudes-Tableaux" were orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi from the brilliant originals for piano. "Vocalise" is one of the great classical melodies, and is hummable by everyone. Initial response from renowned reviewers is amazingly positive. Two have said this is the finest orchestral recording RR has ever made!

"I must admit to a thrill when RR packages arrive at the office ... Once again, Keith Johnson has raised the bar of excellence in the recording of a symphony orchestra ... It’s a fabulous recording and a super performance of the SYMPHONIC DANCES, and a testament to the brilliance of Keith Johnson and his associates." 

Anthony Kershaw -

"Keith Johnson’s HDCD recording captures the sound of Orchestra Hall with stunning impact. Like the best EMI recordings of the 1960s, the musical and technical qualities of this release are linked inextricably to its success. Quite a remarkable achievement." 
Lawrence Vittes - Gramophone magazine

"The playing by the Minnesota Orchestra is simply stupendous: tremendously unified ensemble, immaculate balances that let you hear all the important lines, and a palpable sense of enjoyment from the players (those trumpet players rule!)." 
Victor Carr Jr -

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