We were the first to report six weeks ago that a unique 1940 recording had been discovered of Serge Rachmaninov rehearsing and performing the Symphonic Dances.
The news excited a good deal of comment and speculation.
Now Joseph Horowitz has got hold of a set and published the first review in the Wall Street Journal.
He’s not pulling any punches: ... it’s now embedded in a three-CD Marston set titled “Rachmaninoff Plays Symphonic Dances.” The result is one of the most searing listening experiences in the history of recorded sound.
Read the full review here.