Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete) - download (MP3 & FLAC)

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Rachmaninov: Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor, etc.

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Recorded: All Saints Church, Petersham, January 1974-April 1975

“Ashkenazy's account of Rachmaninov's preludes has much competition these days, but it's still a rewarding performance. There's an exciting depth to Ashkenazy's tone, the layering of colours is beautifully managed and the atmosphere expertly combines poetry and logic.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2007 ****

“'Perhaps what strikes home most of all is the sheer aristocracy of his playing ... everything is beautifully moulded and proportioned, beautifully balanced and blended. The sonority he draws from the instrument is poetry itself, as for instance the liquid stream of Op.23 nos.8 & 9. His effortlessly strong, brilliant technique is of course an enormous asset in bolder challenges like Op.23 no.2 ... at all times his phrasing suggests acute susceptibility, yet sentiment never degenerates into sentimentality and nothing would have pleased Rachmanimnov more than that. The C sharp minor Prelude is so often murdered that it is a revelation to hear it done with such a fine blend of the imperious and the mysterious; it emerges here as a little masterpiece.” Gramophone Magazine

Decca - Originals - 4758238

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Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes

Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Decca - Double Decca - 4438412

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Rachmaninov: Piano Works, Vol. 5

Rachmaninov: Piano Works, Vol. 5


Rachmaninov:

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

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

Orchester der Folkwang Hochschule, David de Villier


Boris Bloch (piano)

ARS Produktion - ARS38505

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Sergei Rachmaninov, Vol. 4 (1997)

Sergei Rachmaninov, Vol. 4 (1997)


Rachmaninov:

Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)


Alexander Vaulin (piano)

Documents - Serge Rachmaninov - 298289

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Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes

Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Guillaume Vincent (piano)

New naïve signing, and rising star of the piano, Guillaume Vincent's first recording is dedicated to the demanding Rachmaninov Complete Preludes.

Born in Annecy in 1991, Guillaume Vincent took up the piano at the age of 7 and gave his first recital three years later. At only 16 he was unanimously awarded his premier prix for piano, and he also received his diploma of higher education.

He continued his studies in Paris with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude (piano) and Yves Henry (harmony). Supported by his teachers, he obtained in 2011 his artist’s diploma (Diplôme d’Artiste Interprète).

He has already won many awards including Prix de l’Orchestre National de France at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud competition (2009); and First Prize in the International Adelia Alieva Piano Competition (2010). He was recently nominated for the ‘Révélation Classique 2010’ award by the ADAMI. He is regularly invited to appear, in recital or with orchestra, at festivals in France and around the world. Guillaume Vincent appears frequently as a chamber musician, with renowned artists such as Renaud Capuçon and Augustin Dumay.

“virtuosity is never allowed to trump expressiveness. His is a cool artistry, sensitive to uncovering the poetry and capable of presenting the over-familiar in a completely new light...Vincent's weighting and voicing of his chords is fastidiously refined, he brilliantly treats the fast pieces without a trace of hurry, and the lyrical pieces are rendered with lovely delicacy.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2013 *****

“Vincent has something interesting and personal to say about each of these little gems. His is more emotionally engaging than some other complete sets and, despite my reservations over 'It' (as Rachmaninov called his first-born), is well worth investigating.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2013

“Vincent’s debut really is encouraging. At age 21, he’s already thinking very independently about this music, and he’s not merely a rote technician, either. He has the potential to develop into somebody with a lot of interesting ideas about the music he plays, and the playing power to deliver them. I’m very glad to welcome an artist like this to the scene.” MusicWeb International, March 2013

“He's clearly a pianist of great technical ability; there's a wonderful clarity to even the most hectic passages here, and though his tone can harden at the big climaxes, as in the B flat major Prelude from Op 23, his playing never loses its poise. But it's all peculiarly uninvolving.” The Guardian, 3rd January 2013 ***

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Rachmaninov: The Complete Preludes

Rachmaninov: The Complete Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Peter Katin (piano)

This release is an 80th birthday tribute to Peter Katin and the booklet contains a recent interview with him. He began studying the piano at the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 12 and made his Wigmore Hall debut at the age of 18. He has made almost 40 recordings, many of which have been critically well received, including these Rachmaninov Preludes.

“playing of considerable tonal subtlety, refinement and poise.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 ****

“this latest remastering adds a modicum of fullness and body masked in previous editions. In general, Katin is technically secure and stylistically idiomatic, although some of the more demanding selections find the pianist erring on the side of caution...In all, the best of Katin's work has much to offer” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

“He projects the music strongly and with great dynamism...this Katin set has a great deal to offer and is well worth consideration. This reissue is a welcome tribute to a highly distinguished pianist.” MusicWeb International, 29th July 2014

“His playing is magisterial: one couldn’t ask for more insight, intensity, virtuosity in this prodigious repertoire. No other piano preludes have quite Rachmaninov’s way of combining giganticism and intimacy, of driving immensity into a nutshell...Katin fixes them superbly in the here and now.” Sunday Times, 18th September 2011

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Rachmaninov: The 24 Preludes

Rachmaninov: The 24 Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Naxos Classical Archives - 980922

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Rachmaninov: Preludes & Melodies

Rachmaninov: Preludes & Melodies


Rachmaninov:

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Prelude in F major

Piano Piece in D minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 9 in E flat minor

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Gavotte in D major

Andante ma non troppo in D minor (Prelude)

Fragments

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak, Liebeslied, Liebesfreud


Alessio Bax (piano)

In his second solo recital disc for Signum, this release demonstrates Alessio Bax’s dazzling skill and flair in performance and interpretation – this time with Rachmaninov’s piano works. The programme is centered around the Preludes Op.23, but takes in a broad selection of his other studies, etudes, melodies and transcriptions. Bax describes the programme as being a collection of ‘Visions and Landscapes’.

“He writes in the sleeve notes of a long-held desire to record Rachmaninov and [in the Vocalise] you feel he totally understands the composer's unique harmonic world. It's worth acquiring the CD for this track alone.” The Observer, 31st July 2011

“[Bax] has technique to burn but also has the unteachable ability to tug at the heart strings...In the transcriptions, Bax pays particular attention to the intricate weaving of separate voices, and is truly affecting in his own arrangement of Vocalise. This is one of the most intelligent and engrossing Rachmaninov recitals of recent years.” Classic FM Magazine, September 2011 *****

“With this intricate and enterprising recital, the wondrously gifted Alessio Bax fulfils, in his own words, a long-cherished dream...he finds all of the composer's dark-hued melancholy, playing with an impeccable sense of vocal line and with an intense and stylish rubato...if his Op. 23 Preludes lack the classic quality of, say, Lympany or Osborne, his vividness and personality weaven their own intoxicationg spell.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

Signum - SIGCD264

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Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisie & 10 Preludes

Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisie & 10 Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Serenade, Op. 3 No. 5

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)


Alexander Vaulin (piano)

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Rachmaninov - Complete Preludes

Rachmaninov - Complete Preludes


Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)


Eldar Nebolsin (piano)

“Nebolsin is a Russian pianist with all of the technical skills necessary to handle this difficult music. More important is his musical ability to make far more of the Preludes than a mere splattering of notes and empty bravura” American Record Guide

“undoubtedly a fluent pianist” Gramophone Magazine

Naxos - 8570327

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