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


Alto - ALC1072

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Rachmaninov - Piano Music

Rachmaninov - Piano Music


Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Note: No. 4 in A minor was withdrawn by the composer

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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

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

original version: 1913

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major


For modern audiences the name of Sergei Rachmaninov, who was born in 1873, conjures up great memorable tunes primarily from his second piano concerto (used in the film Brief Encounter) and second symphony; he was indeed the last flowering of Russian late Romanticism. For his contemporaries, however, he was one of the greatest pianists and who was an expert in expressing moods in the briefest time scale – he was a brilliant miniaturist. He wrote 17 Etudes-Tableaux and 26 Préludes, this collection provides all of the former and 5 of the latter including the one (in C# minor), written when was only 19, which became so popular that it haunted him as he was known to the general public by that piece alone. The Second Sonata is in one movement but three distinct sections, with the slower central movement providing some respite from the turbulence of the outer movements. The Variations on a theme of Corelli was Rachmaninov’s last work for solo piano and is based on the traditional tune La follia which Corelli used in his twelfth violin sonata. The Variations are skilfully wrought as they are in the Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, the work that immediately followed it; the tune on which the Variations are made is the 24th Caprice for solo violin by the brilliant violinist-composer Paganini.

EMI Gemini - 6971702

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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

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

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

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

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

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

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

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

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

Moment musical No. 6 in C major, Op. 16 No. 6

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major


EMI Gemini - 5857792

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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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2L - 2L41

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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 ****

Helios - CDH55239

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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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Philips - Originals - E4757779

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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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$17.50

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