Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov


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Michael Studer - The Legacy

Michael Studer - The Legacy

Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

Italian Concerto, BWV971

English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV807

French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV817


Capriccio in D minor, Op. 116 No. 1

Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 118 No. 1

Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2

Capriccio, Allegro passionato in G minor, Op. 116 No. 3

Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1


Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

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

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

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

Étude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

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

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

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Nocturne No. 17 in B major, Op. 62 No. 1

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

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57


Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Hommage à Rameau (No. 2 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

Mouvement (No. 3 from Images pour piano - Book 1)

L'isle joyeuse


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


Rhapsodie espagnole, S254


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

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414


Prelude Op. 23 No. 8 in A flat minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

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

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 2 in C major

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


Piano Concerto in G major

Gaspard de la Nuit


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


Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Papillons, Op. 2

Michael Studer (piano)

Michael Studer is a remarkable pianist who, although he studied in Paris and Vienna, is not well-known outside his native Switzerland. Since 2000, he has suffered from a hearing disability which tragically caused premature retirement, and CLAVES have gathered together his best recordings, made between 1971 and 1999, into this handsome 6-disc tribute. For the unbeatable price of just one CD, here is a unique chance to discover a rare talent, placed genunely and directly at the service of each composer in turn.

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Rachmaninov, Arensky & Shostakovich - Piano Trios

Rachmaninov, Arensky & Shostakovich - Piano Trios


Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32


Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.


Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Trio Nota Bene

This unique and generous coupling of three Russian trios makes an excellent introduction to the young Swiss Trio Nota Bene. This is their CLAVES debut, and they are already working on another album, this time of music by Swiss composers (Bloch, Honegger, Frank Martin and others), while in April they will perform a Russian programme at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Take note!

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Faces of a Woman

Faces of a Woman

Tales of Remarkable Women Throughout the Centuries


Nonne sui, nonne /Quant voi la fl ourette

(Bamberg Manuscript, 13th century)


A chantar m' er de ço qu'eu no volria


Non sei como me salv’a


Quia ergo femina mortem instruxit

Spiritui Sancto honor sit

Krieger, M:

Lyulyala, lyulyala


Love as a Child


Veni creator spiritus

McAllister, M:

Grainne Mhaol (Grace O'Malley)

Moody, I:

Slova: Anna Akhmatova and Orthodox liturgy


We Hymn Thee (Tebe Poyem)

Sugubaya i Posleduyuschiya Ekteniya

Reynolds, M:

If you love me


Nada te turbe


A window for her eyes


Rainha Santa Isabel

Oró 'Sé Do Bheatha' Bhaile

Julia Delaney

Careless Love


An Irish lady pirate, a Portuguese queen, a Montenegrin mother, a French countess, a Jewish-American socialist, the Virgin Mary, and St. Ursula together with 11,000 other virgins are all featured on Faces of a Woman by Tapestry, the second MDG release by these three women from New England! The ensemble covers songs from around the world. From Hildegard von Bingen’s mystical and contemplative songs to Rachmaninov’s pleasant tones and to swinging rhythms, from medieval operatic drama to Balkan folklore and to modern music, to sailors’ songs and the first American blues.

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Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39, etc.


Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

6 Songs, Op. 38

Elena Brilova (soprano)

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Alternating the roles of soloist and accompanist,Alexander Melnikov has brought together here two works emblematic of Rachmaninov at his creative peak, before it was brutally interrupted by the sound and the fury of 1917: the famous Études-tableaux Op.39 and Six Poems Op.38 were followed by a very long silence. In 1931, it was a broken man who produced the Variations on a Theme by Corelli, a bitter work that yearns for a past long gone.

The coloratura soprano Elena Brilova studied with Nina Dorliac at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1985 she won first prize at the international singing competition in Holland and has since sung at the Bolshoi, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Düsseldorf from 1998 to 2005 and in Japan, China,Taiwan and Israel. She has worked with Alexander Melnikov for many years, exploring the Russian song repertoire from Glinka to Shostakovich.

Alexander Melnikov’s CDs for harmonia mundi include a Scriabin recital and acclaimed collaborations with Isabelle Faust and Jean-Guihen Queyras. Since 2002 he has taught at the RNCM.

“Melnikov shows unerring judgement in programming and execution. Melnikov's partnership with soprano Elena Brilova in the near-contemporary songs written for the dazzling Nina Koshetz… surely touch new heights in the art of the recital duo. …this opulently recorded Rachmaninov disc is essential.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2008 *****

“This stunning disc is finely recorded and makes you look forward to a further balance of songs and piano music from both these remarkable artists.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2008

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Rachmaninov - Elègie

Rachmaninov - Elègie


Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Twilight, Op.21 No. 3

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

You are so loved by all, Op.14 No. 6

How pained I am, Op. 21 No.12

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Oriental Dance, Op. 2 No. 2

In the silence of the secret night, Op. 4 No. 3

Night is sorrowful, Op. 26 No.12

Mischa Maisky (violoncello) & Sergio Tiempo (piano)

“Mischa Maisky's has been waiting for the right pianist to record the Cello Sonata… and it is easy to see why he chose Sergio Tiempo… Tiempo's easy grace and crystalline spring to the playing provide a magic carpet on which Maisky billows and soars, and the surrounding airiness of the live Lugano recording certainly helps to make this a new benchmark.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2008 *****

“Some glorious playing from Masiky… With the outer movements, in which Rachmaninov indulges not only his lyrical outpourings but the elaborate piano textures that came naturally to him, Tiempo does well to keep the touch light so as to give Maisky freer rain.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2008

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Trevor Barnard - A Piano Odyssey

Trevor Barnard - A Piano Odyssey


Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)

Bach, J S:

Two-part Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV772


In Dorian Mode - from Volume 1, Mikrokosmos

Mikrokosmos Book VI: No. 153, Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm No. 6


Bagatelle in A flat major, Op. 33 No. 7


Kinetic - No. 3 from Five Pieces



Comment on a Popular Song


Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 'Military'


Night Song


The Snow is dancing (from Children's Corner)


Prelude No. 2


Lyric Pieces Op. 43: No. 4 - Little bird


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


Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor


Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor


Arabeske in C major, Op. 18



Sutherland, M:

Jesu, meine Freude, from Two Chorale Preludes


Spring - No. 2 from William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience

Trevor Barnard (piano)

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Tchaikovsky: Children's Album

Tchaikovsky: Children's Album



Prelude: Nal'i Damayanti (Nal and Damayanti)

Characteristic Pieces for Piano, Op. 36: Consolation

Characteristic Pieces for Piano, Op. 36: Scherzino

Characteristic Pieces for Piano, Op. 36: Le ruisseau dans la foret


Vanished Days, Op. 57 No. 1


Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3


Prelude, Op. 15 No. 1 in A major

Prelude, Op. 15 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Prelude, Op. 15 No. 3 in E major

Preludes, Op. 16 (5)


Album for the Young, Op. 39

Alexander Goldenweiser (piano)


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Piano Suite, BB 70, Sz. 62, Op. 14

Alexandra Kotlyarevskaya (piano)


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

Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1


Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1

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


Etude in A Minor Op. 104b


Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 - Andante


Evenings in Vienna No. 6 in A


Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Igor Kotlyarevsky (piano), Arseny Kotlyarevsky (cello)


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Opera Gala: 35th Anniversary

Opera Gala: 35th Anniversary

A Tribute to Delos Founder Amelia S. Haygood)


Ma Fornarina ove sara? L'attendo come il fior la luce! (from Raphael, Op. 37)


Merknet svyet dnevnoy (from Prince Igor)


Core 'ngrato


Acerba volutta (from Adriana Lecouvreur)


Alexander's Feast, HWV 75, Part I: The Prince, unable to conceal his pain

Venti turbini (Rinaldo)


Si può? (from I Pagliacci)


In questa reggia (from Turandot)


Spring torrents, Op. 14 No.11

Ves tabor spit (from Aleko)

Rimsky Korsakov:

Solynshko nizko, vecher uzh blisko (The sun is low, the evening is approaching) (from May Night)


Vy tak pechalny, dorogaya (from The Queen of Spades)


Il balen del suo sorriso (from Il Trovatore)


Sentimental Melody (from Forest of the Amazon)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Marina Domashenko (mezzo-soprano), Olga Guryakova (soprano), Elena Prokina (soprano), Ewa Podles (contralto), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Renee Fleming (soprano), Arleen Auger (soprano), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor), Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano), Vassily Gerello (baritone), Alessandra Marc (soprano)

Russia Philharmonia, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Russia Spiritual Revival Choir, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Chorus, Constantine Orbelian, Alfred Heller, Gerard Schwarz, Mario Bernardi, Andrew Litton

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Melodie d'Amore

Melodie d'Amore

(arr. G. de Chiaro for guitar)


Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)


Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin


Pavane, Op. 50


Funeral March of a Marionette


Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor


Dix Pièces de genre, Op. 10: No. 5. Melodie


Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)


Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)


Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18


Trois Gymnopédies


Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 5 in F minor


Ar hyd y Nos (All through the night)


Les Patineurs - Valse, Op. 183

Giovanni De Chiaro (guitar)

recorded in Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA, 25 January and 8, 12 February 2007

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