Friday, November 20, 2015

Fritz Reiner and Byron Janis - Rachmaninov and Liszt (1967) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1967 (LP 1967)
Label: RCA Records, Victrola Records (UK), VICS 1205, TVRS 9328
Style: Classical Music, Instrumental
Country: UK
Time: 47:17
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 256 Mb

Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, is a symphonic poem composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He concluded the composition while staying in Dresden in 1908. It is considered a classic example of Russian late-Romanticism of the beginning of the 20th century.
The piece was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Arnold Böcklin's painting, Isle of the Dead, which Rachmaninoff saw in Paris in 1907. Rachmaninoff was disappointed by the original painting when he later saw it, saying, "If I had seen first the original, I would have not written my Isle of the Dead. I like it in black and white."
Matrix side A: TVRS 2260-2E, side B: TVRS 9328-2E

01. A1 Rachmaninov - Isle Of The Dead Op29 (20:08)
02. B1 Liszt - Todtentanz (15:40)
03. B2 Liszt - Mephisto Waltz (from Lenau's Faust) (11:29)

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