The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Rachmaninoff: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Isle of the Dead (2CD)
The two-disc culmination of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Rachmaninoff orchestral cycle with his “Fabulous Philadelphians,” released to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Featuring three major compositions – the Second and Third Symphonies, and the symphonic poem Isle of the Dead – it follows on from the same artists’ 2021 pairing of Symphony No. 1 and the Symphonic Dances, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. This album again draws on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s peerless Rachmaninoff tradition, rooted in landmark performances and recordings with the composer himself.
Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor