- Audio CD (Jan. 12 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Warner Classics
- ASIN: B00000K4FI
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
|1. Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27: I. Largo - Allegro moderato|
|2. Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27: II. Scherzo (Allegro molto)|
|3. Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio|
|4. Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, Op. 27: IV. Finale (Allegro vivace)|
|5. Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14|
|6. Aleko: Intermezzo|
|7. Aleko: Women's Dance|
The couplings are also very good, particularly the short and sweet "Vocalise." Right now, this is one of my favorite classical recordings, and my enthusiasm for it is not likely to lessen anytime soon.
Only the Temirkanov recording (from around the same time) come close to this one in real emotion. Every other, more recent recording I've heard sounds dreadfully routine compared to Previn and Temrikanov. (Could it be that people are embarrased by the overt emotion here?) Many of those performances sound LONG, as well, because it has to be admitted that this symphony has padding. Previn and the LSO play as if it's all great music and sweep you right along with them.
If you don't have this music, you should (assuming you like a good emotional wallow once in awhile), and this it the version to get. (If you can find the Temrikanov around cheap, get it as well. It's a bit more fiery than Previn if less overtly beautiful.)