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S. Rachmaninov began work on his
first symphony in D minor, Op. 13 in January of 1895 and finished the score on
August 30 of the same year. The Symphony was premiered on March 15, 1987
in St. Petersburg. The conductor was A. Glazunov. Unfortunately, the
Symphony was not a success. The author decided never to perform it in the future.
Fifty years later the score was restored. It was
performed for the second time on October 17, 1945, at the Grand Hall of the
Moscow Conservatory by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under A. Gauk.
The plot of the Symphony is a man’s struggle with
S. Rachmaninov began work on his fantasia "The
Rock", Op. 7 in the summer of 1893. It was first performed on March
20, 1894 under V. Safonov. The fantasia was dedicated to N.
Rimsky-Korsakov and doubtlessly was written under the influence of his
composition and M. Lermontov’s poem "The Rock".
In D minor. Op.13
- Grave. Allegro
ma non troppo – 12:55
- Allegro animato – 8:21
- Larghetto – 10:17
- Allegro con fuoco – 12:14
- The Rock
(Fantasia for Large Symphony Orchestra), Op. 7 - 14:47
Total time – 58:43
The Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Dmitri Kitaenko