Rachmaninoff – Dance No.1 for viola septet



This is the first of Rachmaninoff’s superb Symphonic Dances. It is in three distinct sections: a build-up to a rhythmic, energetic and visceral dance, with a beautiful sensuous middle section, then back to the original (but slightly different) music. It arranges perfectly for this unusual combination, with lots of interest in all the parts. What fun!12 mins. M/A

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