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Sergei Rachmaninov – The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 (1908)

hat could be better on a Saturday morning than to step back and reflect for twenty minutes on the magnificence of Rachmaninov’s wonderfully evocative and brooding symphonic poem.

The piece was inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting “Isle of the Dead” which Rachmaninoff saw in Paris in 1907.

There are several recordings of this masterpiece available but my favourites are the ones by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Concertgebouw Orchestra and by Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Check them below!

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