Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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Rex Lawson: The Virtuoso Pianolist

Rex Lawson: The Virtuoso Pianolist


Handel:

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Lutosławski:

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, for piano & orchestra

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Stravinsky:

Les Noces

Sullivan, A:

Pineapple Poll Suite

Widor:

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1


Rex Lawson (pianola)

Well over one hundred composers have written or arranged music especially for the pianola over the years, including Stravinsky, Hindemith, Milhaud, Percy Grainger and Herbert Howells. Rex Lawson is the world’s only professional pianola performer, known not only for his masterful playing but also for his brilliant arrangements.

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Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3


Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Prince Rostislav

Caprice Bohémien, Op. 12


This is the sixth volume in our highly acclaimed Rachmaninoff series, performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda. Of Symphony No. 1 on a previous volume in this series (CHAN10475), BBC Music magazine said: ‘Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic have the work’s measure and their performance has a full-blooded intensity and fire.’ The series has been well received by the public and reviewers alike, and many of the recorded works will be performed by Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic at this year’s Proms.

Symphony No. 3 is the most expressively Russian of all Rachmaninoff’s symphonies, particularly in the dance rhythms of the energetic finale. Rachmaninoff wrote the symphony for the Philadelphia Orchestra, having spoken fondly of the ensemble, calling it ‘my very favourite orchestra’. The premiere was conducted by the charismatic Leopold Stokowski, but reviews were mixed – leaning towards the negative – and it was not until the re-evaluation of Rachmaninoff’s works in the 1970s that this symphony finally got the recognition that it deserves.

Rarely recorded and performed today, the symphonic poem Prince Rostislav is one of Rachmaninoff’s earliest surviving compositions for orchestra. Based on a short ballad by Alexey Tolstoy, the highly atmospheric and evocative music speaks of the ill-fated Prince of Kiev who was tragically drowned in the Ukrainian river Dniepr.

Equally unfamiliar is Capriccio bohémien, the colourful fantasy by Rachmaninoff on a gypsy theme, which takes much of its inspiration from one of the composer’s other works, the opera Aleko, based on Pushkin’s The Gypsies.

“The chief reason for investing in this disc would be the fine, lucid, characterful performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony. But Noseda devotes as much care and attention to Prince Rostislav and the Caprice bohémien...they harbour music of atmosphere and creative imagination that Noseda and the orchestra tap purposefully.” The Telegraph, 21st July 2011 ****

“Both [shorter] works receive finely detailed, crisp performances from the BBC Philharmonic, but nevertheless it's Noseda's superb account of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony that takes pride of place here – wonderfully restrained, almost haunted in its opening movement; quietly nostalgic in its central Adagio; and almost neurotically hyperactive in its finale.” The Guardian, 28th July 2011 ****

“Noseda's unexpected and very welcome use of rubato reveals the drama of the opening exposition, making the music sound purposeful rather than a Hollywood-style wallow.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ****

“Their instinctive phrasing, ability to build and release tension, and strong dynamic contrasts manage to capture Rachmaninov's evocative scores without over-egging them, all with a satisfying orchestral balance...this disc is worth buying for its dramatic, nuanced interpretation of the rarely-record[ed] Prince Rostislav alone.” Classic FM Magazine, September 2011 ***

“a particularly fine performance of the Third Symphony. Those waves of nostalgia coupled with piquant instrumentation and incisive rhythmicality typical of Rachmaninov's idiom in the last decades of his life are ideally caught by Noseda and an orchestra that has been well drilled in finding the appropriate timbes and textures.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011

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Rakhmaninov: The Piano Concertos

Rakhmaninov: The Piano Concertos


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 (complete)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Tadaaki Otaka

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Tadaaki Otaka

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Tadaaki Otaka


John Lill (piano)

Arguably Britain's most well known pianist who has recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a series of concerts throughout the UK, first came to international attention when he won the coveted Tchaikovsky award in Moscow in 1970. Known for his aristocratic interpretations of Beethoven and the great masters of the nineteenth and twentieth century piano repertoire, John Lill performs all over the world and was awarded a CBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours List.

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Vassily Primakov Rachmaninoff Recital

Vassily Primakov Rachmaninoff Recital


Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Prelude Op. 32 No. 3 in E major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 4 in E minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 2 in B flat minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor


The meteoric ascent of Vassily Primakov's international career has resulted from a series of competition victories, prizes in honour of his artistry, and his award-winning recordings. Winner of First Prize in the Young Concert Artist International Auditions and the Audience Prize of the Gina Bachauer International Competition, Primakov was named the Classical Recording Foundation's “Young Artist of the Year” in 2007.

His much-heralded recordings have garnered National Public Radio's “CD of the Year” (Chopin Mazurkas, 2010), American Record Guide's “Best of the Year” (Schubert Impromptus; and Dvorak Piano Concerto, 2011) and BBC Music Magazine's Music Choice (Chopin Ballades, Brahms Intermezzi, and Scriabin Sonata No. 4, 2010).

This new recording presents Primakov's renditions of some of Rachmaninoff's most beloved works, played on a superb Bechstein Concert Grand.

“Primakov delivers some exceptionally fine Rachmaninov playing in this generously filled recital. All the necessary ingredients are in place from the opening barnstorming bars of the B flat major Prelude...Primakov maximises the music's richness of sonority, producing a warm and luxuriant sound that builds up in intensity.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2011 *****

“[Primakov is a] subjective, rhetorically inclined Rachmaninov interpreter. You hear this right away in the broadly conceived Op 23 No 2, with its overly stretched-out rubatos and artificially highlighted inner voices...However, similar gestures pay more convincing dividends, such as in the gorgeous tonal inflections distinguishing the B minor, G sharp minor and G major Preludes” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

“this is a disc to which I shall return. It may lack the ardent hand-on-heart approach to Rachmaninov which was very much to the fore in Primakov's performance of the Second Sonata, but his more personal and introspective readings of these well-known works are nonetheless valid.” International Record Review, September 2011

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Quartettsatz

Quartettsatz


Britten:

Alla Marcia

Mendelssohn:

Capriccio

Rachmaninov:

Romance

Schoenberg:

Presto in C major for string quartet

Sibelius:

Andante festivo, JS34b

Tchaikovsky:

String Quartet movement in B flat major (1865)

Webern:

Langsamer Satz, (slow movement), Op. post. (1905)

Wolf, H:

Italian Serenade in G major


Quatuor Alfama

Since its creation in 2004, Alfama quartet has made quite a breakthrough thanks to its subtlety, elegance and dynamism.

Selected by ProQuartet in 2006, these four young people work under the guidance of the Danel Quartet, and have worked with Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Heime Muller (Artemis Quartet) and Eberhard Feltz.

Even if they have already been recorded (a.o. for the Leo Brouwer Quintet with guitarist Denis Sung-Hô, FUG524), this is in reality their first great premiere: a sensitive and intelligent exploration of orphan pages of the quartet repertoire: gems signed by famous names ranging from Mendelssohn to Britten, via Tchaikovsky, Wolf, Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Schoenberg and Webern.

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Violin Romances

Violin Romances


Borodin:

Serenade

trans. Heifetz

Brahms:

Contemplations (Wie melodien zieht es mir)

trans. Heifetz

Bruch:

Romance in A minor for violin & orchestra, Op. 42

Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Tango

trans. Heifetz

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2

trans. Heifetz

Debussy:

Beau Soir

trans. Heifetz

Dinicu:

Hora Staccato

trans. Heifetz

Dvorak:

Romance in F minor, Op. 11

Foster, S:

I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

trans. Heifetz

Gershwin:

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

A woman is a sometime thing (from Porgy and Bess)

My man's gone now (from Porgy and Bess)

It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)

Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York (from Porgy and Bess)

trans. Heifetz

Godowsky:

Triakontameron No. 11 'Alt Wien'

trans. Heifetz

Goldmark:

Romance in A major, Op. 51

Janacek:

Romance for violin and piano

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

trans. Heifetz

Kreisler:

Romance, Op. 4

Liszt:

Romance oubliée, for viola/cello/violin & piano, S. 132

Medtner:

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

trans. Heifetz

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

trans. Heifetz

Nielsen:

Romance for violin & piano, Op. 2 No. 1

Ponce, M:

Estrellita

trans. Heifetz

Prokofiev:

The Love for Three Oranges: March

trans. Heifetz

Rachmaninov:

Melody, Op. 21 No. 9

trans. Heifetz

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

trans. Heifetz

Ravel:

Valses nobles et sentimentales No. 6 in C major

trans. Heifetz

Schumann, Clara:

Romances (3), Op. 22

Sibelius:

Romance, Op. 78 No. 2

Sinding:

Romance in E minor, Op. 30

Svendsen:

Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26

Turina:

La Oración del torero, Op. 34

trans. Heifetz

Valle, F:

Prelude XV, 'Ao pé da foguiera'

trans. Heifetz

Vieuxtemps:

Romance, Op. 40 No. 1

Wieniawski:

Romance sans paroles in D minor, Op. 9

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22: Romance


Aaron Rosand (violin), Hugh Sung (piano), John Covelli (piano - Heifetz transcriptions)

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The Classical Album 2011

The Classical Album 2011


Bach, J S:

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043: Largo ma non tanto

Julia Fischer (violin)

Toccata & Fugue in D minor: Toccata

Simon Preston (organ)

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio

Gustavo Dudamel

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

Daniel Barenboim (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor' - Rondo (Allegro)

Hélène Grimaud (piano)

Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)

Brahms:

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Iván Fischer

Capua:

O sole mio

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Chopin:

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Alice Sara Ott (piano)

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Daquin:

Le Coucou

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

Sicilienne, Op. 78

Neville Marriner

Grieg:

In the Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)

Herbert Blomstedt

Haydn:

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1 (3rd movement)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Hérold:

La Fille mal gardée: Clog Dance

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Valery Gergiev

Lara, Augustin:

Granada

Plácido Domingo (tenor)

Liszt:

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

Lang Lang (piano)

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 3 'La Campanella'

Yundi Li (piano)

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Anne Sophie Mutter (violin)

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Danielle De Niese (soprano)

Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Magdalena Kozená (mezzo)

Orff:

Carmina Burana: Ecce gratum

Riccardo Chailly

Puccini:

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)

Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (extract)

Tamás Vásáry (piano)

Rodrigo:

Fantasia para un Gentilhombre: Danza de las hachas

Carlos Bonell (guitar)

Satie:

Gnossienne No. 1

Pascal Rogé (piano)

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Nelson Freire (piano)

Shostakovich:

Jazz Suite No. 2 - Waltz No. 2

Riccardo Chailly

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Willy Boskovsky

Tárrega:

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Eduardo Fernández (guitar)

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Chinese Dance

Charles Dutoit

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Summer, RV315 - Presto

Neville Marriner

Wagner:

Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries

Sir Georg Solti

Williams, John:

Schindler's List: Theme

Janine Jansen (violin)


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Also includes legendary performances from some of the greatest artists of all time, including Luciano Pavarotti, Sir Georg Solti, Plácido Domingo and Daniel Barenboim.

Introducing the exciting talents of a number of rising stars such as Jonas Kaufmann, Danielle De Niese, Julia Fischer and Alice Sara Ott

With 40 tracks and over 2½ hours of music this collection is outstanding value for money, providing the foundation for a library of classical music.

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Famous Violin Encores

Famous Violin Encores


Gershwin:

Preludes (3)

arr. Albert Markov

Khachaturian:

Sabre Dance from Gayane

arr. Albert Markov

Kreisler:

Melodie (after Gluck)

Kroll:

Banjo and Fiddle

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

arr. Martin Marsick

Paganini:

Sonata No. 10 for Violin and Guitar in A minor Op. 3 No. 4

arr. Oleg Agarkov

Prokofiev:

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

arr. Albert Markov

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

arr. Michael Press

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

arr. August Wilhelmj

Erlkönig, D328

arr. Heinrich Ernst

German Dances

arr. Albert Markov

Vieuxtemps:

Rondino

Wieniawski:

Légende in G minor, Op. 17


Alexander Markov (violin) & Dmitriy Cogan (piano)

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Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & Janácek: Taras Bulba

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances & Janácek: Taras Bulba


Janacek:

Taras Bulba

Rachmaninov:

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45


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Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 2, Op. 9

Rachmaninoff: Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 2, Op. 9


Rachmaninov:

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9

Vynnytsky:

Lost Tango


Two Plus One Trio

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