Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain - Rubinstein, Reiner (200g)
Sergei Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Conducted by Fritz Reiner and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Manuel de Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Spanish: Noches en los jardines de España) G. 49
Conducted by Enrique Jorda and performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
1 LP, standard sleeve
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 200g
Record color : black
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12'’
Record Press : Quality Record Pressings
Label : Analogue Productions
Original Label : RCA
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Originally released in 1960
- Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
2. Second Movement: Danza Lejana; Third Movement: El Los Jardines De La Sierra De Cordoba
One of the most popular and successful pieces of music written for piano. This album also has the benefit of being one of the best sounding LPs ever made. Side 2 contains a very fine Nights In The Gardens Of Spain
Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody was composed during a sojourn in Switzerland during the summer of 1934. The music itself is of such clarity, of such structural simplicity, that analysis would be a distasteful condecension. The macabre humor, the wit, the poetry, the nostalgia, the warm sentiment and the wry cynicism which the composer puts into the work and which the soloist extracts from it are inescapably clear.
Characteristically, Falla labored over Nights in the Gardens of Spain for six years. He began it in 1909 as a set of pieces for piano solo, but it grew to become a series of "symphonic impressions" for orchestra with piano obbligato. This recorded version is doubly authoritative, since both the soloist and the conductor were close to the composer and studied his scores with him.