Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; The Isle of the Dead; The Rock

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; The Isle of the Dead; The Rock


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Release Date:

22nd February 2010

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Avie’s fruitful association with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra yields its tenth release, and the third with Vasily Petrenko, the youngest Music Director in the RLPO’s illustrious history. A native of St. Petersburg, Petrenko appropriately continues his exploration of Russian repertoire with the first in a series of orchestral works and concerti by Rachmaninov.

Petrenko was the Classic FM/Gramophone Young Artist of the Year award in 2007, and in 2009 he and the RLPO garnered the Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording. Since arriving in Liverpool in 2006, Vasily Petrenko has had a galvanising effect on the RLPO – Classic FM’s Orchestra of the Northwest – attracting unanimous critical acclaim. Having recently renewed his contract through 2015, Petrenko and the RLPO are poised to spread further afield their success story through these recordings for Avie.


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (35:47)
1. I Non allegro (11:38)
2. II Andante con moto (Tempo di valse) (10:03)
3. III Lento assai – Allegro vivace (14:06)

4. Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (20:58)

5. The Rock – Fantasy, Op. 7 (13:01)

Total time: 70:09

Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool on 5 & 6 September 2008, 23 September 2009
Producer: John Fraser
Engineer: David A. Pigott
Editor: Julia Thomas
Post-Production and Mixing: Philip Hobbs