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 and "Vocalise" is one of the great classical melodies.
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Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances Track Listing
1. Symphonic Dances (Non allegro)
2. Tempo di valse
3. Lento assai
5. Études–Tableaux (The Sea and the Seagulls)
6. The Fair
7. Funeral March
8. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf