Ticciati's Rachmaninov Named One Of The Best

BBC Music Magazine has published a guide to Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony and its best recordings. Critic Julian Haylock highlighted three of the best recordings of this expansive work, including Linn's recording by Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Music Director Robin Ticciati. 

"Problems arise, however, if fluctuations in tempo are stretched to their very limits since such an approach threatens to undermine the symphonic coherence of Rachmaninov’s musical argument. Fortunately, Robin Ticciati doesn’t fall into this trap in the slow movement, taken at a beautifully flowing tempo that allows the glorious melodies and the ecstatic climaxes time to unfold. Indeed, Ticciati’s approach sounds more affecting for avoiding any hint of self-indulgence or sentimentality."

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