Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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John Adams: Harmonium

John Adams: Harmonium


Adams, J:

Harmonium

Rachmaninov:

The Bells, Op. 35


GRAMMY Award Winner for Best Choral Performance Other Than Opera

“Shaw's home territory here: as bright and chirrupy a Bells as you could wish for, show-casing the divine Renée Fleming. Harmonium's thrumming textures are well matched with Atlanta's unmistakably American choral tone, humming, heady and glowing.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2007 *****

Telarc - CD80365

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Evgeny Svetlanov

Evgeny Svetlanov


Rachmaninov:

The Isle of the Dead - Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

Recorded: Royal Albert Hall, 22 August 1968

USSRSO

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Recorded: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 28 August 1978

LSO


“Under this 'patriotic' maestro the symphony does indeed emerge as a Soviet artist's reply to just criticism. The self-confident thrust carries over into the Rachmaninov, another fine performance…” Gramophone Magazine, Janurary 2008

BBC Legends - Conductors - BBCL42262

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Yakov Flier - The Igumnov School

Yakov Flier - The Igumnov School


Chopin:

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

recorded in Moscow c1956

Kabalevsky:

24 Preludes Op. 38

recorded in Moscow c1955

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

recorded in Moscow c1952

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

recorded in Moscow c1952


Yakov Flier (piano)

We continue our comprehensive survey of the many great pianists who worked in Russia in the Soviet era with the first two discs in the Igumnov School. The bulk of the issues will be divided into 'schools' which represent the three main teachers of this period - Neuhaus, Goldenweiser and Igumnov, - and their pupils. Igumnov was the oldest of the thre great teachers we are considering.

“Revered as an influential teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire, Yakov Flier is also much revered by his fans as one of the greats of the old-school Russian pianists. Flier never achieved the fame of Richter, but is very much in that line. Here the Kabalevsky and Rachmaninov Preludes are especially good examples of Flier’s idiosyncractic power...Flier's generosity and poetic leeway in Chopin's Second Sonata has little to do with present-day severity. His rubato is personal but never excessive… and the entire performance is exceptionally powerful and eloquent.” Gramophone Magazine, Janurary 2008

“Yakov Flier was a distinguished pupil of Igumnov, and on this disc plays consistently better than his teacher. The Kabalevsky 24 Preludes have phenomenal élan, and everything is fresh, even if sometimes weird.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - January 2008

APR - The Russian Piano Tradition - APR5665

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Nick Byrne - Back from Oblivion

Nick Byrne - Back from Oblivion

Music played on the Ophicleide


Dagnelies:

Fantasie Variée

Demersseman:

Introduction et Polonaise, Op.30

Elgar:

Romance, Op. 62

Grieg:

Ich liebe Dich, piano transcription, Op. 41 No. 3

Handel:

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Klose, H:

Air Varie, Op.21

Kummer, G H:

Variations for Ophicleide

Piazzólla:

Oblivion

Proctor:

Adagio, from Ophicleide Concerto

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14


Nick Byrne (ophicleide) & David Miller (piano)

Premier recordings of compositions played on the rare and extremely beautiful Ophicleide, a brass instrument invented in 1821 by the French maker Halary as a lower-pitched extension of the keyed Bugle family. Picture disc and 32-page colour booklet with historical essay and photos.

Melba Recordings - MR301111

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, etc.

Rachmaninov:

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

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


Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)

SW German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart, Stefan Solyom

Henri Sigfridsson: Since he won the first prize, chamber music prize and audience prize at the Beethoven-Wettbewerb (competition) in Bonn 005, it has become abundantly clear that Henri Sigfridsson is one of the most impressive pianists of the younger generation.

Henri Sigfridsson began his studies in 1981 in the Conservatory in his hometown of Turku, and later with Pavel Gililov and Lazar Berman.Since 1995, Henri Sigfridsson has been giving concerts not only in Europe, but also in Japan and in the USA.and has worked together with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dennis Russell Davies, Lawrence Foster, Howard Shelley and Georg Alexander Albrecht. He is also a regular guest at many international festivals and cultivates his intensive relationship with chamber music.

“Clear-sighted and musicianly… Sigfridsson eases his way through both works with a deftness that belies their difficulties. Conceived as large-scale chamber works rather than examples of opulent late Romanticism, both concertos suffer from an element of caution or circumspection.” Gramophone Magazine, Janurary 2008

Hänssler - HAEN98259

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Earl Wild at 30 - Live broadcast from the 1940's

Earl Wild at 30 - Live broadcast from the 1940's


Chopin:

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Daquin:

Le Coucou

Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

MacDowell:

Hexentanz (Witches' Dance), Op. 17, No. 2

Mendelssohn:

Scherzo in E minor, Op. 16 No. 2

Mussorgsky:

Ein Kinderscherz

Rachmaninov:

Polichinelle, Op. 3, No. 4

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K96 in D major


Earl Wild (piano)

Live Radio Broadcasts from the 1940's by a young 30-year-old legendary virtuoso of the keyboard, Earl Wild. Radio Broadcasts from NBC and ABC in New York City of rare Earl Wild performances of Scarlatti, Daquin, Mussorgsky, MacDowell, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and an absolutely staggering Liszt Piano Sonata. Not to be missed by anyone.

Ivory Classics - 74003

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Nadia Reisenberg - 100th Anniversary Tribute

Nadia Reisenberg - 100th Anniversary Tribute

Recordings from the mid-1950s


Kabalevsky:

24 Preludes Op. 38

Rachmaninov:

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Serenade, Op. 3 No. 5

Polka de V.R.

Valse in A major, Op. 10 No. 2

Barcarolle in G minor. Op. 10 No. 3

Mazurka in D flat major, Op. 10 No. 7

Tchaikovsky:

Pieces for piano (12), Op. 40

Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2


Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

Ivory Classics - 74002

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Cello - Greatest Works

Cello - Greatest Works


Bach, J S:

Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV1007

Jan Vogler (cello)

Bruch:

Kol Nidrei, Op. 47

Peter Bruns (cello)

Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Claus Peter Flor

Debussy:

Cello Sonata

Joachim Bischof (cello), Peter Rösel (piano)

Haydn:

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101)

Jan Vogler (cello)

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Jan Vogler (cello), Bruno Canino (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Jan Vogler (cello)

Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Thierry Fischer

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Jan Vogler (cello), Bruno Canino (piano)

Schumann:

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Jan Vogler (cello)

Münchener Kammerorchester, Christoph Poppen

Tchaikovsky:

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Jürnjakob Timm (cello)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur


Berlin Classics Greatest… - 0012842BC

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Ruth Slenczynska In Concert 1984

Ruth Slenczynska In Concert 1984


Brahms:

Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 No. 1

Chopin:

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

Copland:

Midsummer Nocturne

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 1 in C major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor


Ruth Slenczynska (piano)

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Earl Wild: Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions

Earl Wild: Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions


Backhaus:

Serenade from Don Giovanni (after Mozart)

Pabst:

Paraphrase on Sleeping Beauty (after Tchaikovsky)

Rachmaninov:

Liebesleid (after Kreisler)

Tausig:

One Lives but Once (after J. Strauss II)

Wild:

Le Rouet d'Omphale (after Saint-Saëns)

Air and Variations from The Harmonious Blacksmith (after Handel)

Larghetto from the Piano Concerto No. 2 (after Chopin)

Midsummer Nights Op. 14, No. 5 (after Rachmaninov)

Improvisation on 'Après un rêve' (after Fauré)

Hommage à Poulenc (after J. S. Bach)

Reminiscences of Snow White (after Frank Churchill)

At the Ball, Op. 38 No. 3 (after Tchaikovsky)

Dance of the Four Swans (after Tchaikovsky)


Earl Wild (piano)

Ivory Classics - 70907

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