Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1 - An Annotated Reconstruction of Eugene Ormandy's Performing Version
|Author: ||Yaklich, Richard|
Dr. Yaklich breaks down and studies legendary Philadelphia conductor Eugene Ormandy's performing version of legendary Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff's First Symphony. He also explores the relationship between the two musicians, professionally and personally.
"The alterations Ormandy made to the Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 1 was much more than he did to any other score that I have had the pleasure of examining. He took a work by a then young and inexperienced composer and corrected my “rookie” orchestration mistakes. Rachmaninoff himself intended to rework the orchestration after the disastrous premier. These changed Ormandy made are part of the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, his friendship with Rachmaninoff, his concept of orchestral sound and color. These traditions must be preserved, that is why I embarked on this project to preserve and share Ormandy’s perceptions about the Rachmaninoff 1st Symphony."
From the Preface
Table of Contents
History of the Rachmaninoff Symphony No 1
Ormandy and Rachmaninoff and the Philadelphia Orchestra
Ormandy and the Ormandy Collection
Rachmaninoff Symphony No 1
First Movement – Grave – Allegro ma non troppo – Allegro Vivace
Second Movement – Allegro animato
Third Movement – Larghetto
Fourth Movement – Allegro con fuoco