Favorite version of Rach's Vocalise?

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Favorite version of Rach's Vocalise?

Post by IcedNote » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:00 pm

I once saw a CD that had something like 20 versions of it...arranged in all sorts of fashions.

Do you have a particular favorite? I think it's an absolutely glorious melody, so I'd like to find some new ones.

Thanks. :)

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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:42 pm

I have that CD and enjoy it a great deal, there is surprisingly no fatigue involved in listening to it all at one sitting, it contains thirteen readings actually, it's on RCA...it should not be too hard to find...the soloists/conductors are...

Anna Moffo - Stokowski
Morton Gould
Vladimir Spivakov - Sergei Bezrodny
Sergei Rachmaninov
Brian Asawa
Evgeny Kissin - Seiji Ozawa
James Galway - Charles Gerhardt
Leopold Stowoski
Isao Tomita
Wolfram Huschke
Vitya Vronsky - Victor Babin
John Browning - Yuri Temerikanov
Warren Jones - Ruth Ann Swenson
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Post by ch1525 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:48 pm

Here's the link:

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004 ... chmaninoff - Vocalise / Rachmaninoff, Moffo, Kissin, Galway, Tomita, Swenson, Asawa, Luboff Choir</a>

I love the Vocalise (along with most anything else Rachy wrote!).

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Post by Darryl » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:36 am

I have the Ormandy/Philly, which is a filler on the Sony 2-fer of the symphonies. I haven't listened to it in a few years, but it had that rich Philly string sound so apropos for the music.

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