Ashkenazy: Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead + Sym Dances - Decca 410 124-1
Jacket NM- / LP NM
Dutch pressing - silver/red/blue label - DDD stereo
Cover art reproduces a detail from Arnold Böcklin's "Die Toteninsel"
For this listener, Ashkenazy's account of Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances with the Concertgebouw is the finest ever recorded, eclipsing Kondrashin, Jansons, Previn, and myriad others. Also the finest in terms of sound - truly stunning.