Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2
SIGCD530 | April 2018 release
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra release a new live recording of Rachmaninov’s much-loved Symphony No.2.
Between November 2015 and 2016, Ashkenazy conducted the Philharmonia in a cycle of Rachmaninov’s three symphonies plus the Symphonic Dances across four concerts in the Orchestra’s London Season at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
From the youthful invention of Rachmaninov’s First Symphony to the Symphonic Dances, written 44 years later, Ashkenazy brings to life the music of a composer who, like him, felt his Russian identity deeply and yet spent so much of his life away from his homeland.
Vladimir Ashkenazy is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Conductor Laureate.