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Rachmaninoff – The Bells (Kolokola) – Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

Conducted by the American conductor James Gaffigan, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir) perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Russian: Kolokola), Op. 35, a choral symphony written in 1913. The words are from the heavily onomatopoeic poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)) which was not published until after his death in 1849, and very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont (15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1867 – 23 December 1942). Marina Rebeka, soprano; Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor; Andrei Bondarenko, bass. A High Definition video Published by the Avrotros Klassiek channel.
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