Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

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Rachmaninov - Preludes & Etudes-Tableaux

Rachmaninov - Preludes & Etudes-Tableaux


Rachmaninov:

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 9 in C sharp minor (published as No. 6)

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 5 in D minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 6 in E flat minor (published as No. 3)

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 1 in C minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 2 in A minor

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

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

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 9 in D major

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 7 in C minor

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. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 8 in A flat minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 1 in C major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 2 in B flat minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 6 in F minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 7 in F major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 9 in A major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor


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Zoltán Kocsis plays Rachmaninov

Zoltán Kocsis plays Rachmaninov


Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 32 No. 9 in A major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

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

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 6 in F minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 1 in F minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 2 in B flat minor

Serenade, Op. 3 No. 5

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


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Philips Rosette Collection - 4761643

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Lazar Berman plays Rachmaninov

Lazar Berman plays Rachmaninov


Rachmaninov:

Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

First International Release on CD

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

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. 32 No. 13 in D flat major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major


Lazar Berman (piano)

Lazar Berman, a bear of a man whom The Times of London called ‘one of the last unabashed exponents of the Romantic tradition of Russian pianism’, was known for the power of his playing and for his prodigious technique, but was also capable of great delicacy at the keyboard. The core of his repertoire was the great Romantic and post-Romantic works, from Beethoven to Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Emil Gilels referred to him as a ‘phenomenon of the musical world’. Eloquence presents his complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings over five titles.

The Moments musicaux written in 1896, are products of Rachmaninov’s early maturity: at the ripe age of 23. The Corelli Variations, his last piano work, is considered, among Rachmaninov aficionados, to be one of his finest works. And while Berman recorded juts six of the Preludes (making one wish he’d recorded them all), they represent some of the finest recorded performances of these pieces. This reissue presents all of Berman’s Rachmaninov recordings for Deutsche Grammophon on a single album, with the first release on CD of the Moments musicaux.

“a performance of the highest distinction ... [Berman] reacts vividly to every detail of this last of Rachmaninov’s works for solo piano” Gramophone Magazine (Corelli Variations)

“There is much beauty, too, in Berman’s account of the Preludes, sufficient to make one wish that he would record a complete set. How delicate and fugitive Op. 23 No. 1 sounds at first, for example; then it rises to a brief climax, exactly judged by the player, and fades away. Op. 23 No. 4 is another lyrical piece, here shaped by surpassing pianistic art. Hear, for instance, the balance of melody and counter-voice in the right hand, the projection of the music’s ebb and flow of emotion. Again, Op. 32 No. 12 is beautifully “orchestrated”, every feature, however small, being placed with exact regard to its importance.” Gramophone Magazine (Preludes)

“Berman’s performance is very welcome ... he meets the furioso of No. 4 with the right strength and passion. No. 5 is a beautiful dream while No. 6 is a stirring virtuoso tour de force” Gramophone Magazine (Moments musicaux)

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Rachmaninov: Preludes and Transcriptions

Rachmaninov: Preludes and Transcriptions


Bizet:

L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1: II. Minuet

trans. Rachmaninov

Kreisler:

Liebesleid

trans. Rachmaninov

Mussorgsky:

Sorochintsy Fair: Gopak

trans. Rachmaninov

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

Schubert:

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

trans. Rachmaninov

Tchaikovsky:

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

Atoll - ACD442

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2


Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

USSR Radio-TV State Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

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

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 9 in A major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor


Richter only performed Rachmaninov’s first two concertos before embarking on his international career in 1960. This remastered Praga Digitals bi-channel hybrid SACD presents a logical compilation of two live performances plus four 'Preludes' which were to remain his favourites for the next 50 years.

When Sviatoslav Richter first got to know Rachmaninov’s piano concertos, the composer himself had been living in exile in the United States for 20 years. The young pianist was learning the Prokofiev and Rachmaninov major scores, having studied with Heinrich Neuhaus, and before his first travel to the West (1960). His first guest apperance in the free world, in Finland, was brought about by the mediation of Ekaterina Furtseva, a confidante of Nikolai Khrushchev, minister of culture for the few months preceding his Kremlin leadership. As encores we have four Rachmaninov 'Preludes', also recorded during his first tour of North America in 1960.

A unique programme which today’s cutting edge techniques have attempted to render in all their original glory. Praga Digitals celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2012.

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Praga Digitals Richter Edition - DSD350056

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Steffen Horn - Konsert

Steffen Horn - Konsert


Dussek, J L:

Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 45

Grieg:

Lyric Pieces, Op. 65 (extracts)

From Early Days; Peasant Song; Melancholy; Salon; Ballad & Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7: Andante Molto

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1

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


Steffen Horn (piano)

Live recording at Gamle Logen, Oslo, 5 December 2005

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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)

Ivory Classics - 70902

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Demidenko plays Rachmaninov

Demidenko plays Rachmaninov


Rachmaninov:

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

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 8 in G minor (published as No. 5)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 3 in D minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

(original version)

Prelude Op. 32 No. 6 in F minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 8 in A minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

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

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

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


‘A marvellous disc’ (BBC Music Magazine)

“This excellently chosen selection of Rachmaninov's finest solo piano works is played with superb panache by Demidenko, even if he lacks Richter's sovereign penetration and virtuosity. With a warm acoustic, a most appealing disc.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2007 ****

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Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 32 No. 9 in A major, etc.

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 32 No. 9 in A major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

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

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 6 in F minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 1 in F minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 2 in B flat minor

Serenade, Op. 3 No. 5

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

(original version)


Recorded: Budapest, September 1994 (op.36); Neumarkt, December 1994

“Kocsis gives arguably the finest account available of the original version of Rachmaninov's Second Sonata. In the Preludes and Etudes he is thrillingly uncompromising.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2006 *****

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Rachmaninov: Seven Preludes

Rachmaninov: Seven Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 3 in D minor

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. 7 in C minor

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 1 in C minor

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

Moment musical No. 3 in B minor, Op. 16 No. 3

Moment musical No. 4 in E minor, Op. 16 No. 4

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1


Françoise Buffet-Arsenijevic (piano)

Quantum - QM6994

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