Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

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Big War Movie Themes & Big Concerto Movie Themes

Big War Movie Themes & Big Concerto Movie Themes


Addinsell:

Warsaw Concerto

Addison:

Reach for the Sky

Alford:

Colonel Bogey March

Anka:

March from The Longest Day

Bath:

Cornish Rhapsody

Bernstein, E:

The Great Escape – March

Brodszky:

The Way to the Stars

Coates, E:

Dam Busters March

Goodwin:

The Battle of Brittain (main theme)

Where Eagles Dare: Main Theme

633 Squadron: Main Theme

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro moderato

arr. Love

Jarre, M:

Lawrence of Arabia: theme

Is Paris Burning?: main title

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Rota, N:

The Legend of the Glass Mountain

Rozsa:

Spellbound Concerto

The Green Berets: theme

Tchaikovsky:

B flat minor Piano Concerto (opening)

arr. Love

Tiomkin:

The Guns of Navarone


Geoff Love & His Orchestra

"Last year Vocalion made the smart move to begin re-releasing the extremely popular series of MFP albums from the 1970s by Geoff Love and his Orchestra. Recent releases included Big Terror Movie Themes, Big Suspense Themes and Bond Movies. Now, Vocalion have released one of the most popular titles in the series, BIG WAR MOVIE THEMES (CDLK 4468). The original 1971 LP (MFP 5171) has arguably become an iconic image. Culturally, and perhaps because of its original budget price, the album found its way into thousands of vinyl collections across the UK. Making its debut on CD, BIG WAR THEMES has lost none of its power to thrill. Unlike similar cover compilations (which had a tendency to sound either weak or tipped in comparison), these beautifully recorded themes retain an epic and sumptuous edge. Love and his Orchestra are clearly on top of their game and one can only imagine the brisling atmosphere that immersed Studio 1 at the Abbey road studios. The album offers a generous collection of the most memorable war themes including Ron Goodwin’s Where Eagles Dare, Battle of Britain and 633 Squadron, Dimitri Tiomkin’s The Guns of Navarone and Maurice Jarre’s enigmatic Lawrence of Arabia. A wonderful remastering job provided by Michael J Dutton helps propel this vintage recording to a worthy high end, professional standard. As a bonus, Vocalion have also doubled up on this CD and included Geoff Love’s 1972 album BIG CONCERTO MOVIE THEMES. Originally released on LP (MFP 5261), the album concentrates on the cinematic use of classical themes. As one would expect, there is a more serious edge to this collection of music. However, it remains a glorious reminder of how the influences of classical composers and their works have lived on through cinema history. Vocalion’s continued commitment to these long lost classic albums is certainly worthy of the highest respect."

Darren Allison, Cinema Retro Soundtrack Editor, Cinema Retro Magazine

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Tine Thing Helseth: Storyteller

Tine Thing Helseth: Storyteller


Cano, J M:

Luna: Epílogo

Canteloube:

La pastoura als camps

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

Delibes:

Chanson Espagnole

Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Grieg:

Haugtussa, Op. 67

Korngold:

Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt)

Mahler:

Wer hat dies' Liedlein Erdacht? (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Rachmaninov:

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Sibelius:

Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)

Soluppgång, Op. 37 No. 3 (Text: Tor Hedberg)

Våren flyktar hastigt, Op. 13 No. 4 (Text: Runeberg)

Strauss, R:

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Weill, K:

Je ne t'aime pas (text: Maurice Magre)


An innovative debut recording from EMI’s new signing, Tine Thing Helseth, in which Tine takes on the mantle of story teller through her interpretation and repertoire curation.

This collection of songs transcribed for trumpet includes music by Strauss, Sibelius, Ravel, Canteloube and Weill, and is anchored by Grieg’s Haugtussa song-cycle. The recording is with orchestra and piano accompaniment.

Tine is 23 with a refreshingly focused and straightforward approach to making music. She is a unique artist with several facets - classical soloist, ensemble leader and jazz musician – and equally at home with each.

Tine Thing Helseth, born in 1987, started to play trumpet at the age of 7, and is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. Already in her solo career, Helseth has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, all the major Norwegian orchestras and further afield with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.

“Tine Thing Helseth is blessed with a combination of great wind-playing attributes: a soulful - dare one say brooding, Nordic - approach to phrasing, quite astonishingly outstanding intonation and a sound which is open and honest, even and focused in all registers...Helseth can do the ultimate in good trumpet-playing: smith a tune with seeming effortlessness.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

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Evgenia Rubinova plays Rachmaninov

Evgenia Rubinova plays Rachmaninov


Kreisler:

Liebesfreud

arr. Rachmaninov

Liebesleid

arr. Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov:

Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

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


Evgenia Rubinova (piano)

Evgenia Rubinova is one of the most impressive pianists of the new generation and in 2003 she won the Silver Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Her EMI debut CD was critically acclaimed internationally; more recently she has perfomed with the LPO and Jurowski, the Hallé and Elder, and the RPO.

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Transcriptions

Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

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

trans. Myra Hess

Debussy:

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

trans. by the composer

Mozart:

Die Zauberflöte, K620: Overture

trans. Busoni

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

trans. Babin

Ravel:

Boléro

trans. by the composer

Saint-Saëns:

Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

trans. Debussy

Tchaikovsky:

Waltz from Swan Lake

trans. Babin

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act 1

trans. Reger


GrauSchumacher Piano Duo

Andreas Grau and Götz Schumacher met in1981 at the ages of 15 and 16 and have worked together ever since. These transcriptions, mostly for two pianos, include Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso Op.28 and Rachmaninov’s Vocalise.

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Rachmaninov & Scriabin: Piano Concertos

Rachmaninov & Scriabin: Piano Concertos


Rachmaninov:

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

Scriabin:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20


Artur Pizarro (piano)

North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

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Yuja Wang: Fantasia

Yuja Wang: Fantasia


Albéniz:

Triana (from Iberia, book 2)

Chopin:

Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

arranged by Victor Staub

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie

arranged by Sgambati

Horovitz:

Variations On A Theme From Bizet's Carmen

Rachmaninov:

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 6 in A minor

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

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 5 in E flat minor

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

arranged by Franz Liszt & Vladimir Horowitz

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K455 in G major

Schubert:

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

arranged by Franz Liszt

Scriabin:

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 11 in B major

Prelude, Op. 13 No. 6 in B minor

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 9 in G sharp minor

Poème in F sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

Strauss, J, II:

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

arranged by György Cziffra


Yuja Wang (piano)

The Yuja Wang album that everyone has been waiting for wows with musical miniatures that are short, sweet, and huge in impact. These encore pieces by Scriabin, Gluck, Rachmaninov, Chopin and others will enthrall Yuja Wang’s fans with challenging technical demands and the bravura precision of her execution. The variety of styles – which includes neo-Classical, Impressionist, Romantic, jazz - in addition to the quality of the arrangements of pieces that are adaptations, provides a welcome and yet unique listening experience.

“Time and again Wang shows us why she’s become the world’s darling, whether shading dynamics poetically in a morsel of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, clarifying the multiple layers in Albéniz’s Triana, or romping with the preposterous glitter of Horowitz’s Carmen Variations.” The Times, 23rd March 2012 ****

“A disc of encores needs a compelling executant to justify itself, but this young pianist’s technique is quietly transcendent, her musicianship zestful and profound. The sequence itself is satisfying.” Sunday Times, 1st April 2012

“In the Saint-Saens-Horowitz Danse macabre Wang storms the heights and her playing is of an unquenchable virtuosity. She herself declares all these pieces to be among her most cherished encores, and she has been superbly recorded in them.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

“No point trying to fault anything: the lightness and flexibility of her touch takes the breath away, and her sound is at every moment transparently controlled, each piece displaying insight and affection...Given that these bonnes bouches were never designed to be consumed in bulk, this young virtuoso has pulled off a remarkable feat.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 *****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2012

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - June 2012

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Shostakovich: Viola Sonata

Shostakovich: Viola Sonata


Glazunov:

Elegy, Op. 44

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Shostakovich:

Viola Sonata, Op. 147

Tchaikovsky:

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4

Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: Mélodie in E flat major

Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6


While Rachmaninov evokes purity in his 'Vocalise', Shostakovich intones a swansong, a song of death. In the warm timbre of Gérard Caussé's viola and the generous sonority of Brigitte Engerer's piano, all the melancholy and tenderness of Russia finds eloquent expression.

“Causse's big sound is every bit a match for Shostakovich's dour, late masterpiece; an impression reinforced by the bathroom acoustic. He and Engerer present a straightforward, almost brusque view of the sonata” Classical Music, 5th May 2012 ***

“this is a very successful release. Mirare's engineering team has captured both performers with warmth and with exciting detail...one is drawn to the intelligence and sensitivity of the playing, as well as to the reedy and rather human sound of Causse's instrument.” International Record Review, May 2012

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Emil Gilels: Recital in Florence (6th November 1951)

Emil Gilels: Recital in Florence (6th November 1951)


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Beethoven:

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

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

Rachmaninov:

Moment musical No. 5 in D flat major, Op. 16 No. 5


Emil Gilels (piano)

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Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 & Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 & Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake


Rachmaninov:

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

The Nutcracker: Pas de deux


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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3 & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini


Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Yevgeny Sudbin (piano)

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44


BIS present two works composed by Sergei Rachmaninov, featuring virtuoso pianist Yevgeny Sudbin alongside the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui.

Rachmaninov composed Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini after a seven-year silence, and consists of 24 variations taken from Paganini’s 24th Caprice for solo violin.

The Rhapsody was soon followed by his Third Symphony. Its themes have a marked Russian character used with great subtlety.

Lan Shui and his Singapore Symphony Orchestra here follow their acclaimed 2008 recording of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 (BISSACD1712).

The discography of Yevgeny Sudbin includes a Rachmaninov solo recital (BISSACD1518), and a recording of the Fourth Piano Concerto (BISSACD1728).

“Subdin, clearly on top form, treats Rachmaninov's variations like a set of diabolical virtuoso etudes, displaying transcendental virtuosity and kaleidoscopic keyboard colour. Sudbin nevertheless plays with all the necessary intimacy and sense of Romantic feeling in the lyrical sections...The Singapore Symphony accompanies perfectly, adding considerably to the colour and atmosphere of the work.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 ***/****

“This, as you would expect from Subdin, is a performance rich in detail and immaculately executed; furthermore, from the outset the ear is immediately taken by the superb sound quality” Gramophone Magazine, May 2012

“Sudbin’s playing has terrific presence in this recording of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody. The blend of personality and stylistic perception that marks Sudbin’s live performances is also manifest here. He plays with passion, drive, dexterity, discretion and dynamism...This is a top-flight, richly enjoyable performance” The Telegraph, 5th April 2012 ****

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