Classical Sunday: Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead

It appears, the music was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Böcklin’s painting.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff:  The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Poem Op. 29

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Painting: “Isle of the Dead”, Arnold Böcklin

It appears, the music was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Böcklin’s painting.

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