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Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Rachmaninoff Sym. 1 - Symphonic Dances w/ Phil.Or.

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin on Programming Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (Yannick Nezet-Seguin)
1 Symphony No. 1 in D minor op. 13 / Grave - Allegro ma non troppo 13:35  
2 Allegro animato 8:31  
3 Larghetto 10:10  
4 Allegro con fuoco 12:59  
5 Symphonic Dances op. 45 / Non allegro 11:49  
6 2. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse) 9:55  
7 3. Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai. Come prima 13:53  
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Sergei Rachmaninoff's symphonic works, among the most powerful and popular in the concert repertoire, hold a special place in the story of one of America's greatest musical ensembles. The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin are about to add a thrilling new chapter with the landmark launch of a cycle of Rachmaninoff's three symphonies and other orchestral scores for Deutsche Grammophon. The project follows naturally from their recordings of the Russian Romantic composer's piano concertos with Daniil Trifonov, the most recent of which – Destination Rachmaninov · Arrival – is in the running for a 2021 Grammy Award.

The first album, scheduled for international release in physical and digital formats on 29 January 2021, pairs the early Symphony No.1 with the Symphonic Dances, Rachmaninoff's last major composition, written for and dedicated to The Philadelphia Orchestra and its then conductor Eugene Ormandy and premiered by them 80 years ago this month. The second (Symphony No.2 and The Isle of the Dead) will be issued in early 2022, while the third and final recording (Symphony No.3 and The Bells) will appear as part of the commemorations of the composer's 150th birthday in April 2023.

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