Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna, Act I Songs / Isokoski, Ashkenazy

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Sergei Rachmaninov’s (1873-1943) rarely heard, unfinished opera Monna Vanna was the only major score he took with him into exile in the USA after the 1917 revolution. + This new recording is based on Gennadi Belov’s new edition and conducted by an iconic artist and Russian music expert Vladimir Ashkenazy. + The second part of this disc features Finnish soprano Soile Isokoski singing seven Rachmaninov songs (including the hauntingly beautiful Vocalise), accompanied on the piano by Mr. Ashkenazy.



Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: ODE 1249-2


  • UPC: 761195124925


  • Label: Ondine


  • Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov


  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Conservatory Students Choir, Moscow Conservatory Students Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Dmitry Ivanchey, Edward Arutyunyan, Evgeniya Dushina, Mikhail Golovushkin, Soile Isokoski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Avtomonov