Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov


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Renée Fleming: Guilty Pleasures

Renée Fleming: Guilty Pleasures


Villanelle (from Les nuits d'été, Op. 7)


La Delaïssado (2nd series, no.4) from Chants d’Auvergne

Malurous qu’o uno fenno (3rd series, no.5) from Chants d’Auvergne

Corigliano, J:

Once there was a golden bird (from The Ghosts of Versailles)


Les filles de Cadix

Sous le dôme épais (from Lakmé)

Susan Graham (mezzo)




Za tihlou Gazelou (from Armida)


Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Canción (No. 6 from Siete canciones populares españolas)


Twilight, Op.21 No. 3


Ombra di Nube


Vendulka"s Lullaby (from The Kiss)

Strauss, J, II:

Frag mich oft (Walzer aus Wien)


Undina's Aria (from Undina)


Londonderry Air


Träume (No. 5 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing

A sequel to the album - Beautiful Voice - that sold 187,000 copies and won Fleming a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Performance. Fleming was seen by millions singing at the Jubilee celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

‘Guilty Pleasures’ is an album of sheer indulgence: the beautiful voice of Renée Fleming in a new and very personal selection of songs and arias featuring a feast of music, much of which we might never hear her sing on stage. For our pleasure she has chosen to record many famous arias from roles which are not normally associated with her repertoire: romantic highlights from operas by Dvorak, Smetana and Tchaikovsky among many others.

Two twentieth-century American composers offer the chance for Fleming to sing in her native tongue –the Irish folksong Danny Boy and John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles.

Susan Graham joins Renée for the celebrated Flower Duet from Lakmé.

Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a programme that ranges from Berlioz via Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Smetana, Wagner and Rachmaninov to Canteloube, Delibes and Massenet.

Renée Fleming will be awarded the National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal by the President of the USA on July 10th. The recognition is for her contributions to American music. Known to many as “the people’s diva,” Ms Fleming has captivated audiences around the world with an adventurous repertoire spanning opera and the classical tradition to jazz and contemporary pop.

“The American soprano takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Europe on this offbeat and enjoyable album...The diva is in peachy voice throughout.” Sunday Times, 19th January 2014

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Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

Andras Schiff (piano)

Ivan Fischer


Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 'Rasumovsky No. 2'

Vermeer Quartet

String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 'Rasumovsky No. 3'

Vermeer Quartet


Lieto del dolce incarco…Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi)


Pulse Shadows

Claron McFadden (soprano)

Arditti Quartet, Nash Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw


Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Margaret Price (soprano), Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone)

Andre Previn

Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101

Trio Fontenay

Piano Trio No. 4 in A major, Anh. 4/5 (spurious?)

Trio Fontenay

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Christoph von Dohnanyi

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

Christoph von Dohnanyi


Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

Kurt Masur


Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Eliahu Inbal


Billy the Kid: highlights

Hugh Wolff


Il segreto per esser felici (from Lucrezia Borgia)

E sgombro il loco...Un bacio ancora (from Anna Bolena)


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

Royal Concertgebouw, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The Water Goblin, Op. 107 (B195)

Royal Concertgebouw, Nikolaus Harnoncourt


In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis


Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)


Faites- lui mes aveux (from Faust)

Depuis hier je cherche en vain mon maître...Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle (from Roméo et Juliette)


Symphony No. 103 in E flat major 'Drum Roll'

Royal Concertgebouw, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Symphony No. 104 in D major 'London'

Royal Concertgebouw, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Fantasia (Capriccio) in C major, Hob. XVII:4

Andras Schiff (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 59 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:49

Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50

Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major, Hob.XVI:51

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52





San Francisco Polyphony

Romanian Concerto


Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Choral) (S657 /R376)

Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

Transcendental Studies, S139 (selection)

Boris Berezovsky (piano)


Symphony No. 5

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim


Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Maxim Vengerov (violin)

Kurt Masur

Selected songs

Barbara Bonney (soprano), Thomas Hampson baritone)

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Kurt Masur


Turangalîla Symphony

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Kent Nagano


Nobles seigneurs, salut! (from Les Huguenots)


Favorite Arias

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456

Daniel Barenboim (piano/director)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459

Daniel Barenboim (piano/director)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)


Carmina Burana

London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Zubin Mehta


Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)


Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos & Orchestra

Guher Pekinel, Suher Pekinel (piano duet)


Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

Vladimir Krainev (piano)

Dmitri Kitaenko

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

Vladimir Krainev (piano)

Dmitri Kitaenko


Suite No. 1 (Fantaisie-tableaux), Op. 5

Martha Argerich, Alexandre Rabinovitch (piano duet)

Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17

Martha Argerich, Alexandre Rabinovitch (piano duet)

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Martha Argerich, Alexandre Rabinovitch (piano duet)


Pavane pour une infante défunte

Guher Pekinel, Suher Pekinel (piano duet)


O patria...Di tanti palpiti (from Tancredi)

Mura felici (from La donna del lago)


Le carnaval des animaux

Guher Pekinel, Suher Pekinel (piano duet)

Marek Janowski


Winterreise D911

Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Irwin Gage (piano)

String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'

Alban Berg Quartet

String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D173

Alban Berg Quartet


Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Peter Schreier (tenor), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Liederkreis, Op. 24

Peter Schreier (tenor), Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Martha Argerich (piano)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Gidon Kremer (violin)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus (highlights)

Edita Gruberova, Josef Protschka, Werner Hollweg

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein (from Die Fledermaus)


The Rite of Spring

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Symphony in 3 movements

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta


String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Borodin Quartet

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Borodin Quartet

Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)

Jennifer Larmore (mezzo)

Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

The Lark Ascending

Tasmin Little (violin)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis


La Traviata (highlights)

Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff, Giorgio Zancanaro

John Eliot Gardiner


Die Walküre: excerpts

Bayreuther Festspiele, Daniel Barenboim

Tristan und Isolde (highlights)

Siegfried Jerusalem, Waltraud Meier

Daniel Barenboim


Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

Sharon Kamm (clarinet)

Kurt Masur

Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 74

Sharon Kamm (clarinet)

Kurt Masur

Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano, Op. 48

Sharon Kamm (clarinet), Itamar Golan (piano)

Kurt Masur

Weill, K:

The Threepenny Opera (abridged)

Lotte Lenya, Kurt Gerron, Theo Mackeben

This 50-CD set offers a small sampling of Teldec’s rich catalogue, with recordings by some of the world’s great artists, including conductors Andrew Davis, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich and Giuseppe Sinopoli, pianists Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky, Cyprien Katsaris, András Schiff, Güher and Süher Pekinel, violinist Maxim Vengerov and clarinettist Sharon Kam, singers Barbara Bonney, Thomas Hampson, Dawn Upshaw, Edita Gruberova, Peter Schreier, Jennifer Larmore, and Chanticleer, the all-male, San Francisco-based “orchestra of voices”.

Daniel Barenboim recorded exclusively and extensively for Teldec as both conductor and pianist. His acclaimed Wagner opera recordings are represented by highlights from Die Walküre and Tristan und Isolde, while he can also be heard at the piano in Mozart Piano Concertos and playing tangos in his native Argentina with bandoneónist Rodolfo Mederos and bass player Héctor Console.

As an exclusive Teldec recording artist for nearly forty years, Nikolaus Harnoncourt enjoyed one of the longest relationships with a single record company, making several hundred recordings of music spanning several centuries.

A particular highlight of the set is the premiere recording (1930) of Kurt Weill’s Dreigroschenoper with the young Lotte Lenya, whilst the label’s many contemporary music recordings are represented by Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony; Lontano, Atmosphères and Apparitions by Ligeti; and one of Harrison Birtwistle’s most significant works, Pulse Shadows.

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Piers Lane goes to town

Piers Lane goes to town

Bach, J S:

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

arr. Dame Myra Hess

Benjamin, A:

Jamaican Rumba


Dizzy Fingers


Naila: Waltz

arr. Ernö Dohnányi


Toccata for Piers Lane


Irish Tune from County Derry 'Danny Boy'

Hopkins, Antony:

Variations on a well-known theme




Arabesque No. 1 in G flat major 'Filigran', Op. 5

Keane, R:

The Tiger Tango (Movement 3 of Save the Animals Suite)

Lane, A:

Toccata (Movement 4 of Suite)



Moore, Dudley:

Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'

Parker, K:

Down Longford Way


Nocturne No. 4 in C minor 'Bal fantôme'


Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3



Sherwin, M:

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

arr. Regis Danillon


Bach goes to Town

Piers Lane (piano)

Piers Lane gambols delightfully through the twentieth century in this album of encores, party pieces and a few pianophile rarities, ranging from Dame Myra Hess’s unforgettable arrangement of Bach’s Jesu, joy of man’s desiring to Dudley Moore’s equally unforgettable Beethoven pastiche.

This album includes first recordings of, among others, John Ireland’s Ballerina and Mark Saya’s Offenbach/Chopin conflation Barcarolles. A number of these pieces are by Australian composers who wrote for Piers himself. His unbounded virtuosity and joy in the music is clearly an inspiration, and is evident throughout the recording.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“Lane’s joie de vivre is infectious in the more flamboyant pieces. He loves these pieces, and isn’t coy about telling us that we can, and should, love them too. Flamboyance and poetry are nicely balanced, and Lane attacks the cheesier numbers with such relish that resistance is futile.” The Arts Desk, 12th October 2013

“Although some works are serious, some are dark, and some are very silly, they hang together by dint of the pianist’s personality...Like the disc itself, the notes are amiable, approachable, witty and a pleasure to loaf around with.” MusicWeb International, 1st November 2013

“Lane in wonderful debonair mode here, sparkling through a personal encore selection from Jamaican Rumba to a Toccata by his own father, and from Myra Hess to Dudley Moore.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 *****

“A pot pourri of pianistic palate-cleansers and party pieces...there was just the right balance between the flashy pieces and the slower, more contemplative numbers to keep me entertained all the way through...There’s certainly no shortage of impressive virtuosity, including perhaps the best-known item on the disc, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba, which is despatched with great aplomb and panache.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 2nd September 2013

Presto Disc of the Week

2nd September 2013

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Veni Emmanuel

Veni Emmanuel

Music for Advent

Bach, J S:

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV436


Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae 1589)


The fear of the Lord

Magnificat (Gloucester, 1946)


Say, where is he born, the King of Judaea

Praetorius, M:

Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen


Vespers, Op. 37: Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)

Ross, Graham:

I sing of a maiden

world première recording

Ross, Guy:

O Come, O come, Emmanuel

world première recording


Hymn to the Creator of Light

Sheppard, J:

Audivi vocem de caelo


God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)


Bethlehem Down

Williams, Roderick:

O Adonai

Antiphon I: O Sapientia

Antiphon II: O Adonaï

Antiphon III: O Radix Jesse

Antiphon IV: O Clavis David

Antiphon V: O Oriens

Antiphon VI: O Rex Gentium

Antiphon VII: O Emmanuel

Antiphon VIII: O Virgo virginum

The familiar hymn 'Veni Emmanuel' is emblematic of the Advent season – a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ’s coming. Framing this programme, the hymn paraphrases the great ‘O’ Antiphons: plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas; complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism.

Founded in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. Beyond its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College Chapel in Cambridge, the Choir maintains an active schedule recording, broadcasting and performing worldwide.

In addition to live performances the Choir has produced an impressive discography. The Choir’s CD of John Rutter’s 'Requiem', also produced by the composer as is this disc, was awarded Editor’s Choice by Gramophone, amongst other accolades. The Choir’s partnership with harmonia mundi includes recordings of Handel’s 'Messiah', Blow’s 'Venus and Adonis', with René Jacobs, and, most recently, world première recordings of choral works by Imogen Holst, hailed for "impeccable ensemble" and "thrilling performances".

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“Tavener’s flair for drama is here; so are the influence of the Russian Orthodox liturgy and his gift for writing melodies and harmonies that are hard to shake off. The rest of the programme is attractive enough, but among the Howells, the Rutter and Rachmaninov, Tavener’s five minutes act like a bolt of lightning...Here is music with the power to transform your life.” The Times, 22nd November 2013 ****

“This is a marvellous programme of Music for Advent and it is executed superbly by the Clare College Choir. It’s obvious that the standard built up during Timothy Brown’s long leadership, especially, has been fully maintained by Graham Ross.” MusicWeb International, November 2013

“it’s an eclectic collection, and on paper it did look as if some of the stylistic juxtapositions might be a little jarring. I stand corrected: woven into a seamless whole with connecting plainchant, the entire sequence seems to develop organically...the Clare choir do pianissimo to perfection, and indeed the singing throughout is superb.” Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 9th December 2013

Presto Disc of the Week

9th December 2013

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Witold Malcuzynski

Witold Malcuzynski

The Polish Master Pianist


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903


Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'


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

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24


Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Nocturne No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Ballades Nos. 1-4


Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254


The Love for Three Oranges: March


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

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor


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

Witold Malcuzynski (piano)

Born 1914 in Warsaw, Witold Malcuzynski can be regarded as one the greatest heirs of the Polish piano tradition inherited from Paderewski; he was also one of the greatest Chopin specialists, which is reflected in his discography and therefore in this ICON set. These recordings dedicated to the Romantic repertoire have been unavailable for decades.

Though the legacy of Paderewski looms large, Malcuzynski's own contribution to the Polish piano tradition was a significant one: his sparing approach to rubato and the precision of his phrasing have influenced the current generation of Polish pianists, such as Krystian Zimerman.

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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & The Bells

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & The Bells


Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

The Bells, Op. 35

Luba Orgonášová (soprano), Dmitro Popov (tenor) & Mikhail Petrenko (bass)

with Rundfunkchor Berlin

EMI Classics releases an exciting new recording of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and The Bells. These two Rachmaninov masterpieces, performed by one of the world’s most renowned orchestras under their celebrated principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle. This is a rare chance to hear Sir Simon’s interpretations of these great works. Towards the end of his life, the composer himself said of The Bells “I worked on this composition with feverish ardour; and it remains of all my works the one I love the most”. Of the Symphonic Dances, written shortly before his death, he said “I don’t know how it happened, it must have been my last spark”.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“[The Bells'] vivid palette of orchestral colours suits him and the Berlin Philharmonic, while careful engineering eases the problems of balance...Rattle doesn't always give the music its head in a way that a Russian conductor might, but the performance is carefully calibrated and full of brilliantly focussed detail.” The Guardian, 15th August 2013 ****

“the choral singing [in The Bells] combines agility and heft – the third movement terrifies. Good soloists too – notably bass Mikhail Petrenko. Rattle’s characteristic ear for detail rarely derails the forward momentum...Rattle’s new Symphonic Dances take a while to work their magic...But you’re slowly won over” The Arts Desk, 24th August 2013

“Rattle keeps luxuriating, basking in the long-legged melodies, idling lovingly over phrases, wrapped in a full and warm recording. The more brittle elements in rhythm, gesture and orchestration have a hard time getting heard. This isn’t a problem with the later recording of the companion work, the choral symphony The Bells” The Times, 24th August 2013 ***

“[The Bells] was an astonishing first for the orchestra, which is perhaps why it sounds so fresh-minted here...The Symphonic Dances get sonic luxury from the Berliners. It’s hard to imagine the slow movement’s famous alto-sax solo more hauntingly played.” Sunday Times, 1st September 2013

“Rattle’s account of The Bells is very impressive: he has three excellent soloists and the choral and orchestral contributions are first class...I’m equally taken with his reading of the Symphonic Dances...the Berlin playing is simply fabulous...These are two of Rachmaninov’s greatest works and Simon Rattle has done them proud with this exciting disc.” MusicWeb International, 22nd September 2013

“Lucid detail, refined shaping, polished instrumental solos and a shrewd way with texture and rhythmic ebb and flow contribute to an interpretation as astutely conceived as it is vital in execution.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2013

“this Bells may be unsurpassable...The three soloists are superb, even if Dmytro Popov is a more heroic tenor than usual and Luba Orgonasova plays firm matriarch at the wedding rather than young bride. Mikhail Petrenko's bass is another quality voice, prefaced and mirrored by the most human cor anglais solo I've ever heard....a remarkable achievement.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2013 *****

“I always think Rattle is at his interpretative best when he's conducting music that is full of interesting orchestral colours, and this is certainly the case here...What I like about Rattle's interpretation is the amount of space he allows...this is easily one of my favourite recordings of the year so far.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 26th August 2013

Presto Disc of the Week

26th August 2013

Presto Favourites

Recommended Recording

GGramophone Awards 2014

Shortlisted - Choral

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Russian Songs

Russian Songs


Vostochny romans (V krovi gorit ogon' zhelanya), Op. 27 No. 2

Spanish Serenade, Op. 20 No. 2


Slyozy lyudskie, Op. 6 No. 2

O esli b grust' moya, Op. 28 No. 3

Noch' idiot, Op. 50 No. 1

Toska lyubvi, Op. 46 No. 3


Vostochnaya pesnya (Oriental Melody)

Snowflakes, 10 songs from childhood, Op. 47


How fleeting is delight in love, Op.14 No. 3

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Night is sorrowful, Op. 26 No.12

My child, your beauty is that of a flower, Op. 8 No. 2

A dream, Op. 8 No. 5

The flower died

Taneyev, S:

Lyudi spyat, Op. 17 No. 10

Stalaktity, Op. 26 No. 6

Fontany, Op. 26 No. 7


Merknet slaby svet svechi, Op. 73 No. 2

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Na son gryadushchiy (Before sleep), Op. 27 No. 1

Na zemlyu sumrak upal (Dusk fell on the earth), Op. 47 No. 3

The Cuckoo, Op. 54 No. 8

Usni, Op. 57 No. 4

The lights were being dimmed, Op. 63, No. 5

Lish ty odin, Op. 57 No. 6

Ekaterina Sementchuk (mezzo-soprano) & Larissa Gergieva (piano)

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Rachmaninov: Preludes and Transcriptions

Rachmaninov: Preludes and Transcriptions


L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: II. Minuet

trans. Rachmaninov



trans. Rachmaninov


Sorochintsy Fair: Gopak

trans. Rachmaninov


Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 9 in E flat minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 1 in C major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 3 in E major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 4 in E minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 13 in D flat major

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

trans. Rachmaninov


Wohin? (No. 2 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

trans. Rachmaninov


Child’s Song

trans. Rachmaninov

Colin Horsley (piano)

“All these performances are graced with a fleet and unforced quality that tell a superior story to other more blistering and aggressive accounts. His pianistic ease and facility allow him many subtle and surprising inflections that quietly illuminate a whole Prelude.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2014

“Horsley was an excellent technician and had good instincts for the music. In the core repertoire, it was probably Rachmaninov with whom he was most linked.” MusicWeb International, 2nd October 2013

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Maxim Vengerov - 5 Classic Albums

Maxim Vengerov - 5 Classic Albums


La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25


Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich

Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich


Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hungarian Dance No. 7


Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 15

revised version

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich


Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7


Sabre Dance from Gayane





Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio Pappano


Meditation (from Thaïs)

Monti, V:


Novácek, O:

Perpetuum mobile - Concert Caprice Op. 5 No. 4


Cantabile for violin & piano/guitar in D major, Op. 17, MS 109

Ponce, M:



Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18

arr. Kreisler



Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio Pappano


Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de valse

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61

Philharmonia Orchestra, Antonio Pappano


Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43


Ave Maria, D839


Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42


Viola Concerto

1961 version

London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich


Variations on an Original Theme in A major, Op. 15

Polonaise brilliante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4

Polonaise brilliante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21

Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16

Williams, John:

Schindler's List: Theme

Set contains the following albums:

0724355716422 Vengerov & Virtuosi

0724355751027 Britten & Walton

0724355791627 Encores

0724355759320 Lalo & Saint-Saens

0094633640320 Beethoven

EMI 5 Classic Albums - 9844352

(CD - 5 discs)


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Russian Piano Concertos

Russian Piano Concertos


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

recorded in 1959

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki


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

recorded in 1962

Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Richter performs two of the greatest Russian piano concertos, Tchaikovsky's first and Rachmaninov's second. Highly acclaimed performances at super budget price.

Regis - RRC1402



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