Marking their latest collaboration with their conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Philharmonia return to disc with a stellar live-performance of two late works by Rachmaninov – the Symphonic Dances and Symphony No. 3 in A Minor. This release is third and final in a new series of Rachmaninov’s symphonic works, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy in live performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Performance ★★★★ Recording ★★★★★ – BBC Music Magazine
A very fine issue indeed. It is something of a privilege to hear this great veteran still having so much to say about music so close to him – MusicWeb International
The previous volumes of Symphony No. 1 (SIGCD484) and No. 2 (SIGCD530) were met with critical acclaim:
Perhaps the most satisfying of all [Ashkenazy’s recordings of the Symphony] – BBC Music Magazine
Ashkenazy knows how to shape detail and soar in the big melodic moments. The Philharmonia sound is muscular and alert, from the opening woodwind solos to the mighty, stirring symphonic tutti of the finale – The Observer