Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead - Symphony No. 1

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Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead - Symphony No. 1 1:05:14 $39.98
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1 Ostrov myortvikh (The Isle of the Dead), Op. 29 21:18 352/24 Album only
2 Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo - Moderato - Allegro vivace - L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto 12:57 352/24 Album only
3 Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: II. Allegro animato - Meno mosso - Tempo I 08:27 352/24 Album only
4 Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: III. Larghetto - Piu mosso - Largo un poco - Con moto - Tempo I 09:55 352/24 Album only
5 Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: IV. Allegro con fuoco - Marciale - Con animo - Allegro mosso - Allegro con fuoco - Presto - Largo 12:37 352/24 Album only

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This is the final installment in an acclaimed series of recordings of Rachmaninov’s symphonies from Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  The album features the Symphony No 1, now considered one of the great Russian symphonic works of the late 19th century.  The programme is competed with the Isle of the Dead, a vivd and powerful symphonic poem.

The album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system.  In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors.  The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters.  The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier  before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock.  All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable. 

DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.


2xHD Mastering by: René Laflamme

2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry


 “Slatkin fearlessly brings into focus the symphony’s originality…these are impressive, highly desirable interpretations…invaluable for the insights they bring so animatedly and poignantly into Rachmaninov’s world”



“The first thing you’re likely to notice is the transparency of sound… a fine job of providing vivid sonics with excellent balance of the various instrumental sections and solo instruments...it’s all great…the sound really allows you to hear everything and the result is a total package as satisfying as anything on the market…essential to anyone who loves this music”