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Symphony Nr.2
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Robert Jason

A surprisingly Classical view of this classic symphony, what I might call (not disparagingly) Rachmaninoff via Brahms.
Tempi never out of control, yet with no lack of emotion, the entire ensemble wrapped in a "Brahmsian" warmth, such as the burnished tone from this orchestra. Of note is the sonority of the lower brass, which is exactly what would have pleased the composer. The marvelous musicianship from the entire brass section, woodwinds, high and low strings, and percussion is no less sensational.

Every section, every player of this orchestra was in total synch with this conductors vision. The ends of phrases dynamically tapered, the sometimes unheard counter melodies HEARD, the aching at the apex of the crescendos, ALL done with one purpose: to create an entity that allows the Master's melodies, harmonies and rhythmic power to just BE, without the added crudeness of unwanted and unwritten accelerandos heard in some other interpretations.

To be clear, this isn't Previn, IMO the greatest of this symphony's interpreters, but it IS, in it's own way, a unique and wonderful example of a conductor's vision realized. His is a vision of REFINED romanticism, gorgeous orchestral balance, urgency when NEEDED, the tender phrases extended as if to never end, and all this in service to the composer. I found this performance most enjoyable and worth many revisits.

I must not forget to credit the engineers for round, warm sound that never loses focus.
Beautiful. My thanks to those who posted this heartfelt performance.



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AVROTROS Klassiek

Part of Rachmaninoff's Symphony no.2 was used in the movie Birdman, check it out in our classical music in the movies compilation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4h0sCHd7Eg

Dave A

I can hear where Eric Carmen drew from the 3rd movement, Adiago, for his famous song "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" released around 1976. Eric Carmen's song is a masterpiece drawn from a masterpiece.

User Name

And his piano concerto #2 was in A Bief Encounter movie. My favorite.

David Blackburn

@Steve Burrus You owe it to yourself to catch it when you can. Birdman, as I've said elsewhere in this stream, doesn't fit neatly into any one genre so I can see why some might find it befuddling. I was fascinated.

David Blackburn

@V4 Backup You do. Birdman is one of my favorite films of the past 20 years or so. I love films that do not fit neatly into one genre. It seems to be one of those films that folks either love or hate, I was enthralled. It makes you think, apparently some resent this.

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people who don't even try classical music are missing out so bad. I don't know how anyone could dislike this.

Dave A

I can hear where Eric Carmen drew from Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphany 3rd movement, Adiago, for his famous song "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" released around 1976. Eric Carmen's song is a masterpiece drawn from a masterpiece.

Michael Masztal

Amen and Amen

killer_hollo

@Laurent Pagani It's boring because you don't understand the harmony in it, probably because you never really learned enough music theory, and people should have and have different taste that's why some like this more than Shostakovich's or Beethoven's symphonies and some like this more

Bom Cabedal

@WAYSMEANS I'd say Rachmaninov's music is probably among the most accessible in all of classical music, not in the last place because some of his forms (or gimmicks, as some might call them) have become so widely used in film music.

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