Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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Rachmaninov: Works for Cello and Piano

Rachmaninov: Works for Cello and Piano


Rachmaninov:

Pieces (2) for cello & piano (Prelude & Oriental Dance), Op. 2

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Melody, Op. 21 No. 9

Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

To my children, Op.26, No. 7


Li-wei Qin (cello), Albert Tiu (piano)

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Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975

Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection 1954-1975


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

orch. Stokowski

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Preludio

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Adagio in F major, Sinfonia from Cantata No.156, Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe (BWV156)

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

arr. Stokowski

London Symphony Orchestra

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

London Symphony Orchestra

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

arr. Stokowski (rehearsal)

London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

London Symphony Orchestra

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

London Symphony Orchestra

Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur ('Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre'), Op. 48 No. 4

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Brahms:

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Canteloube:

Songs of the Auvergne (selection)

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Les Champs-Elysées

arranged as 'O, Saviour hear me' by Norman Luboff & Walter Stott

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348: excerpts

RCA Victor Orchestra

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Humperdinck:

Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Khachaturian:

Symphony No. 3 'Simfoniya-poema'

Mary Sauer (organ)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

arr. Muller-Berghaus

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Margaret Price (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Menotti:

Sebastian: Ballet Suite

Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35

Erich Gruenberg (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Shostakovich:

The Golden Age (complete)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Smetana:

The Bartered Bride Overture

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Má Vlast: Vltava

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Our Father

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

London Symphony Orchestra

trad.:

Deep River

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Villa-Lobos:

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria and Dança (Martelo)

Anna Moffo (soprano)

American Symphony Orchestra

Wagner:

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Martina Arroyo, Carlotta Ordassy, Doris Yarick (sopranos), Betty Allen, Doris Okerson, Regina Sarfaty, Shirley Verrett (mezzos), Louise Parker (contralto)

Symphony of the Air

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 3

Herny Schuman (cor anglais)

Symphony of the Air

Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

Martina Arroyo, Carlotta Ordassy (sopranos), Louise Parker (contralto)

Symphony of the Air

Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music

Symphony of the Air

Rienzi Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 3

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Dance of the Apprentices

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Entry of the Masters

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey and Funeral March

London Symphony Orchestra

Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort 'Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene' (from Götterdämmerung)

(orchestral version)

London Symphony Orchestra

Begluckt darf nun dich 'Pilgrims' Chorus' (from Tannhauser)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Norman Luboff Choir

Rienzi Overture

(rehearsal & alternative ending)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

and rehearsal footage of Beethoven's Pastoral and Mahler's Resurrection Symphony


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Magnificat: 500 Years of Choral Masterworks

Magnificat: 500 Years of Choral Masterworks


Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

anon.:

Piva

Bach, J S:

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Cantata BWV106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit' (Actus tragicus)

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'

St John Passion, BWV245

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Barber, S:

God’s Grandeur

Heaven-Haven: A Nun Takes the Veil Op. 13, No. 1

Agnus Dei

Beethoven:

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Berlioz:

L'Enfance du Christ, Op. 25

Sara la baigneuse

Hélène

La belle voyageuse

Quartetto e Coro dei Maggi

Chant Sacré

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Britten:

War Requiem, Op. 66

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano), Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, The Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten

Bruckner:

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

Locus iste, WAB 23

Ave Maria

Virga Jesse floruit

Ecce sacerdos magnus

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam

Christus factus est

Byrd:

Ave verum Corpus

Fantasia

Mass for four voices

Voluntary a3

Mass for three voices

Fantasia in C (Bk 25)

Mass for five voices

Charpentier, M-A:

Te Deum, H146

In nativitatem Domini canticum, H. 416

Messe de minuit pour Noël

Despres:

Ave Maria

O Domine Jesu Christe

Ave verum corpus

Duruflé:

Requiem, Op. 9

Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10

Elgar:

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Gorecki:

Totus Tuus, Op. 60

Gregorian Chant:

Deus in adjutorum - Domine ad adjuvandum

Collect And Benedicamus Domino Vobiscum

Handel:

Israel in Egypt, HWV54

Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV258 'Zadok the Priest'

Coronation Anthem No. 3, HWV260 'The King Shall Rejoice'

Messiah

Haydn:

Mass, Hob. XXII:11 in D minor 'Nelsonmesse'

The Creation

Howells:

Take him, earth, for cherishing

Janacek:

Glagolitic Mass

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Kodály:

Missa brevis

Brighton Festival Chorus, Laszlo Heltay

Lasso:

Timor et Tremor

Ligeti:

Lux aeterna

Lotti:

Crucifixus in 8 parts

Mahler:

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Georg Solti, Georg Solti

Mendelssohn:

Elijah, Op. 70

sung in English

Messiaen:

O sacrum convivium

Monteverdi:

Vespro della beata Vergine (1610)

Mozart:

Mass in C minor, K427 'Great'

Mass in C major, K317 'Coronation Mass'

Requiem in D minor, K626

Ockeghem:

Requiem

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Christiane Oelze (soprano), David Kübler (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Christian Thielemann

Palestrina:

Stabat mater

Missa Papae Marcelli

Parry:

I was glad

Jerusalem

Pärt:

De profundis

The Woman With The Alabaster Box

Pergolesi:

Stabat Mater

Poulenc:

Gloria

Orchestre National de France, R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France, Charles Dutoit

Litanies à la Vierge noire

Orchestre National de France, R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France, Charles Dutoit

Stabat mater

Orchestre National de France, R.T.F. Choeur De Radio France, Charles Dutoit

Praetorius, M:

In dulci jubilo

Purcell:

Hail! Bright Cecilia (Ode for St Cecilia's Day 1692), Z328

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695: Funeral Sentences

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37

Olga Borodina (mezzo)

St.Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev

Rossini:

Stabat Mater

Scheidt:

Postlude: Benedicamus Domino à 6 (modus pleno organo pedaliter)

Schein:

Christum wir sollen loben schon

Wir Christenleut haben itzund Freud

Lobt Gott, Ihr Christen all zugleich

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ

Schubert:

Mass No. 2 in G major, D167

Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706

Schütz:

Psalm 2: Warum toben die Heiden, SWV23

Weihnachts-Historie, SWV435

Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum, SWV468

O bone Jesu, fili Mariae, SWV 471

Stainer:

The Crucifixion

Stravinsky:

Symphony of Psalms

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Mass

David Squibb (organ)

English Bach Festival Orchestra, Members of the, Leonard Bernstein, Trinity Boys Choir, English Bach Festival Chorus, Nicholas Cleobury

Tallis:

Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II

Spem in alium for eight five-part choirs '40-part Motet'

Tavener:

The Lamb

Song for Athene

Tippett:

A Child of Our Time

Jessye Norman (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo), Richard Cassilly (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, BBC Choral Society, Colin Davis

Verdi:

Requiem

Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Victoria:

Salve Regina a 8

Requiem 1605 'Officium defunctorum'

Vivaldi:

Gloria in D major, RV589

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630

Walton:

Belshazzar's Feast

Whitacre:

Lux aurumque

Five Hebrew Love Songs

The Seal Lullaby

A Boy and a Girl

Leonardo dreams of his flying machine

Three Songs of Faith

The Stolen Child

Water Night

Nox Aurumque

Sleep


This unique, limited-edition boxed set offers 50 CDs of the greatest choral masterpieces of the past 500 years, stretching from Renaissance Masses and the glories of the Baroque and Classical eras through to the major works of the Romantic era and the diversity of the 20th and 21st centuries, all in some of the greatest recordings ever committed to disc.

A 160-page booklet offers detailed tracklistings, full artist and production information including details on recording dates and venues and producers. A 4000-word essay by noted choral music writer Andrew Stewart is provided in English, French and German.

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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary: Great Moments

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary: Great Moments


includes

Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March

Gary Bertini

Brahms:

Denn alles Fleisch (from Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45)

Gary Bertini Israel Choir

Mozart:

Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

Zubin Mehta

Fin ch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

Nicola Ulivieri

Verdi:

La forza del destino Overture

Zubin Mehta

and movements from works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Mahler, Bach, Vivaldi, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev


This album is a collection of key tracks selected from the Helicon Classics catalogue, specially put together to celebrate the IPO's 75th Anniversary, featuring esteemed solo artists including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Daniel Barenboim, Rudolf Buchbinder, Alicia de Larrocha, Yefim Bronfman, Isaac Stern and Nicola Ulivieri.

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Rubinstein & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos

Rubinstein & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Rubinstein:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70


Joseph Moog (piano)

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz, Nicholas Milton

The outstanding young German pianist Joseph Moog makes his debut on ONYX with a superb disc of two great Russian piano concertos that have had very different fates.

Anton Rubinstein’s 4th was once one of the most famous and popular concertos in the repertoire, and many of the major virtuosos performed this work into the early years of the 20th century – when the composer’s other works vanished from the concert hall. He composed 5 piano concertos which can be considered as the models for those of Tchaikovsky and later Rachmaninov. Well written for the piano and the orchestra, Rubinstein’s 4th is the archetypal Romantic concerto – big tunes, big gestures, and plenty of exciting finger - work for the soloist. The neglect of this work today is hard to understand.

Rachmaninov’s 3rd concerto was one of the works that swept Rubinstein’s concertos from the concert platform. Its combination of virtuosity, symphonic structure, plus the hallmark Rachmaninov gift for melody has made this one of the most popular works in the repertoire, from the time of its premiere in the USA, with the composer as soloist and Mahler conducting. It is one of the most technically demanding concertos in the repertoire.

Joseph Moog has already established a formidable reputation as virtuoso and received rave reviews for his recent Liszt Concertos recording.

“Moog’s is a talent worth watching” Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2012

“this 24-year-old German pianist may occasionally sound more relentless than giving, though the chill wind he blows through even the most lyrically assuaging passages will seem authentic to some...Less generally, Moog is at his most interesting in the mercurial twists and turns he gives the cadenzas...There may be more affecting Rachmaninov Third Concertos on record...but it is certainly among the most formidable.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

“Moog makes easy sense of it all, his light, glittering touch deftly partnered by Nicholas Milton and his Ludwigshafen-based orchestra...it comes as no surpise that he chooses the more mercurial of the two cadenzas options, though he can pull out the big guns at the the central climax of the Intermezzo...Moog is a pianist of transcendental technique whose future should be well worth following.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 ****

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Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist

Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'

Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

London Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Debussy:

Études pour piano No. 11 - Pour les arpeges composes

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

La plus que lente

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin Philharmoniker

Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa

I Got Rhythm Variations

Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Valse-Impromptu, S.213

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Wiener Symphoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Wiener Symphoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Humoreske, Op. 20

Album for the Young, Op. 68

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Scriabin:

Nocturne in D flat major Op. 9 No. 2

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Severac:

Valse romantique

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Orchestre de Paris, Herbert von Karajan

Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1

Vladigerov:

Improvisation

plus:

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

[1]-[9] Transcriptions of works by other composers 45.14

[ 1] Chorale Prelude: Jesus bleibet meine Freude [Jesu, joy of man’s desiring] HESS 3.25

[ 2] Chorale Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BUSONI 4.13

[ 3] Chorale Prelude: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein BUSONI 1.48

[ 4] Siciliano in G minor (from Flute Sonata No. 2 in E flat, BWV. 1031) LÜSTNER 1.37

[ 5] Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV. 543 LISZT 7.35

[ 6] Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BUSONI 3.09

[ 7] Chaconne in D minor (from Partita No. 2, BWV, 1004) BUSONI 13.03

[ 8] Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV. 565 BUSONI 8.15

[ 9] Prelude in B minor (from the Notebook of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach) SILOTI 2.09


This fine collection has a diverse range of well know piano repertoire from Bach to Gershwin and illustrates Weissenberg’s brilliance and his exciting lyrical playing. Including both orchestral and solo piano works this collection offers a magnificent range of repertoire for the piano enthusiast.

Weissenberg is critically acclaimed for his interpretations of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concert No.2 both of which are included in this set.

A pianist of virtuoso technique, with wide repertory but a particular interest in the Romantic period (especially the music of Chopin and Schumann), he can give in performance and recordings the impression of a forceful flamboyance of style.

Also of key interest to any fan of Weissenberg’s recordings is a fine disc of his concert encores. This delightful collection includes magnificent interpretations of such well-known piano repertoire as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Liszt’s Liebestraum and Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C# minor.

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Mercury Living Presence Collector’s Edition

Mercury Living Presence Collector’s Edition


Includes

Bach, J S:

Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV1007-1012

Janos Starker (cello)

Bartók:

Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Suite No. 2, Op. 4, BB. 40, Sz. 34

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11

Mihály Székely (Bluebeard), Olga Szönyi (Judith)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Beethoven:

Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 (Battle Symphony)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Gina Bachauer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Gina Bachauer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Berg:

3 Wozzeck-Fragments

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray

Brahms:

Hungarian Dances (excerpts)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Gina Bachauer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Bruch:

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Gina Bachauer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Gina Bachauer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Copland:

Appalachian Spring

Antal Doráti

Billy the Kid - Suite

Antal Doráti

Danzon Cubano

Antal Doráti

El Salón México

Antal Doráti

Debussy:

Pour le piano

Gina Bachauer (piano)

Dvorak:

Slavonic Dances Nos. 1-8, Op. 46 Nos. 1-8

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Slavonic Dances Nos. 9-16, Op. 72 Nos. 1-8

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Enescu:

Romanian Rhapsody in A major, Op. 11 No. 1

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Romanian Rhapsody in D major, Op. 11 No. 2

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Grofe:

Grand Canyon Suite

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Herbert, V:

Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30

Georges Miquelle (cello)

Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson

Khachaturian:

Music from Gayaneh

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Violin Concerto in D minor

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Lalo:

Cello Concerto in D minor

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsodies, S359 Nos. 1-6

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Byron Janis (piano)

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Byron Janis (piano)

Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

orch. Ravel

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Pictures at an Exhibition

orch. Ravel

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Byron Janis (piano)

A Night on the Bare Mountain

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Prokofiev:

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 1, Op. 64a

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Romeo and Juliet - Suite No. 2, Op. 64b

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Byron Janis (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Byron Janis (piano)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

Gina Bachauer (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Byron Janis (piano)

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Byron Janis (piano)

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski

Smetana:

Má Vlast

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Antal Doráti

Petrushka - suite

Antal Doráti

Three Movements from Petrushka

Gina Bachauer (piano)

The Firebird

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Fireworks, Op. 4

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Le Chant du Rossignol

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Byron Janis (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Menges

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Janos Starker (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Antal Doráti

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Antal Doráti


Mercury Living Presence is special in many ways - an American company, from the heyday of classical recording in the U.S. that reproduced some of the most sonically realistic recordings at the dawn of the stereo era. Precious few stereo LPs were pressed when these recordings were issued, and they became some of the rarest, most collectible classical discs ever. Mercury Living Presence continues to enjoy a special reputation as one of the most enterprising, prestigious and sonically-spectacular labels in the history of classical recording.

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Boris Berezovsky: The Teldec Recordings

Boris Berezovsky: The Teldec Recordings


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Chopin:

Études (12), Op. 10

Études (12), Op. 25

Trois Nouvelles Études

Étude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major

Étude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor 'chromatique'

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'

Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor 'Lacrimosa'

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Étude Op. 25 No. 5 in E minor

Godowsky:

Études

Hindemith:

Ludus tonalis

Suite '1922' for piano, Op. 26

Khachaturian:

Piano Concerto in D flat major

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss

Liadov:

Prelude Op. 57/1

Prelude in D minor, Op. 40, No. 2

4 Preludes Op. 39: No. 4 in F sharp minor

Liszt:

Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Medtner:

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 34 No. 2 in E minor

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 20 No 1 in B flat minor

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 34 No. 3 in A minor

Romantic Sketches for the Young Op. 54: Tale

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 51 No. 1 in D minor

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain (piano version)

Arr Rimsky Korsakov

Rachmaninov:

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 3 in F sharp minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 4 in B minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 7 in C minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 9 in D major

Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 9 in E flat minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Schumann:

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss


10CD boxed set collects all of Berezovsky’s recordings for both Teldec and Warner Classics.

Boris Berezovsky has established a great reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician gifted with a unique insight and a great sensitivity. He is regularly invited by the most prominent orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Philharmonia Orchestra (London). He will make his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in January 2012 With Teldec, Boris Berezovksy has recorded works of Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Medtner, Ravel and the complete Liszt Transcendental Studies. His recording of the Rachmaninov sonatas was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and his Ravel disc was recommended by Le Monde de la Musique, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine and Independent on Sunday. Boris Berezovsky also won the BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2006.

In October 2004, still with Warner Classics International, the Berezovsky Trio recorded the Shostakovich Trio n°2 and Rachmaninov Trio Elégiaque n°2, which were awarded the Choc de la Musique in France, the Gramophone Award in the UK and the Echo Classic 2005 in Germany. His Solo live recording of the Chopin/Godowsky Etudes, released in January 2006, received the Diapason d'Or and the RTL d'Or.

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 & Caprice Bohemien

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 & Caprice Bohemien


Rachmaninov:

Caprice Bohémien, Op. 12

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 - arrangement for orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44


Award-winning conductor Vasily Petrenko’s exceptional abilities as a renowned, inspiring conductor with major media appeal set him apart from the majority of his contemporaries. He is the youngest ever Principal (now Chief) Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and will add the role of Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic beginning with the 2013/2014 season. His commitment to musical education has led him to act as Principal Conductor or the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and to be a founding member of the board of the UK’s "Building on Excellence: Orchestras for the 21st Century” scheme, which endeavours to increase the participation in classical and cultural events amongst British youth.

Vasily Petrenko conducts the RLPO for Rachmaninov’s third and most expressive symphony, paired with his capriccio on gypsy themes, the Caprice Bohémien.

This will be the first of a run of exciting releases focusing on the Russian music of Petrenko’s heritage.

Since Petrenko took up the baton of the RLPO’s Principal Conductor in 2006 (and then Chief Conductor in 2009), this partnership has flourished; and the orchestra is now described as “premier league”. Vasily has now committed to staying with the orchestra until 2015.

“In the Third Symphony, which finds Rachmaninov wistfully recalling the Russia he left after the October Revolution, Petrenko and the RLPO also identify the zest, the orchestral lucidity and the rhythmic thrust that marked the composer’s later years. An exhilarating performance.” The Telegraph, 5th January 2012 *****

“Perhaps the most impressive feature of this new recording is the quicksilver dynamic fluidity of the orchestra - they are able to move from the boldest of fortissimos to the most tender of pianissimos in a heartbeat. There is an overwhelming sense that the musicians are moving as one with the same telepathic unity of a murmuring of starlings. It is mesmerising....This music - and these recordings - will last for a very long time.” Classic FM Magazine, February 2012

“The RLPO strings sound leaner, perhaps, than those of Stokowski’s Philadelphia Orchestra, which inspired the composer, but they have never seemed more sumptuous than in the long melodies of the central adagio, and their brilliant articulation of virtuoso allegro passages at Petrenko’s fast tempi brings exhilarating dividends. In this magnificently played account, the stature of the music is never in doubt.” Sunday Times, 15th January 2012

“The RLPO play magnificently...There is surging energy here allied to lucidity of orchestration and rhythmic impetus, together with that infallible sense of instrumental timbre that Rachmaninov possessed. The lyrical elements...are conveyed with heartfelt affection without resorting to any heart-on-sleeve excess.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

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Treasures of Russia

Treasures of Russia


Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Brigitte Engerer (piano)

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Paul Hillier

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniele Gatti


Russian ‘classical' music seems to have a dual consciousness: sometimes grave and interiorised, sometimes luminous and resolutely forward-looking. At root, this sentiment draws equally on the countless traditions of the biggest country in the world and on its relationship with western Europe, and especially France, from the 18th century onwards. If we had to define the very special atmosphere of Russian music in a few words, we might say that it represents the ‘exchange', ‘sharing' and ‘absorption' of an infinity of cultural and musical idioms. The principal interest of the works on this set is the approach they represent to three central aspects of this repertory, three ‘Treasures of Russia', through three of its most famous composers: the influence of Orthodox religious music with the Vespers of Serge Rachmaninoff; the modernity and importance of the musical ‘image' with Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and finally the languor and inner heartbreak so characteristic of the Russian soul, as laid bare in one of the peaks of musical emotion – the Sixth Symphony of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the ‘Pathétique'.

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