Vinyl – André Previn’s first LSO recording (for RCA, the second being HMV) of Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony. Recorded August 1967; SB-6729 (UK); LSC-2990 (Germany & US); LSB 4090 (UK reissue). May 28, 2023 | Videos, Vinyl | 2 comments LSC-2990 The UK cover for SB-6729: https://www.discogs.com/master/670208-Rachmaninoff-Andr%C3%A9-Previn-Conducting-The-London-Symphony-Orchestra-Symphony-No-3-In-A-Minor-The-Roc?image=4344393.SW1hZ2U6MTczNjcwMjU%3D Bonus track: 2 Comments Andrew Keener on May 28, 2023 at 9:44 pm Ah, times! That recording was a soundtrack to my Sixth Form days. I’d got to know the symphony from Sargent’s BBCSO taping, reissued on Music for Pleasure. A worthy version by a much underrated conductor. But Previn’s! Wow. Its passion and red-bloodedness wiped the floor with Sargent’s recording. Wonderfully resiny double basses caught in the fast interlude in the middle movement. Great engineering – a Decca team working for RCA. One of the great records…Previn’s remake for EMI is good, but the drive and vividness of this earlier version tops it for me! Enough geekery. Reply canderson on May 29, 2023 at 6:21 am Previn’s recording was my intro to the great Symphony that is Rach 3; from when the stylus hit the LP, the same pressing as used in the video, I knew I was onto a winner with this performance – everything you say, Andrew – and it remains undimmed today. Col Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.