This page lists all recordings of Russian Rhapsody for two pianos, Op. post., by Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Two Pianos
Nina Schumann & Luis Magalhaes (piano)
“With an outstanding debut release, this husband-wife team bursts onto the scene with Rachmaninoff performances that rival ones by the greatest artists of our time. They have the kind of precision that is rarely heard these days and an attention to detail that allowed me to hear new things in works I have known for 40 years (and a few I have learned and publicly performed). ..... I will go out of my way to catch a performance of theirs. They are off to a great start, so let’s hope for many more records like this.” James Harrington, American Record Guide
Rachmaninov & Medtner: Duo-piano
Saida Kafarova (piano), Desiree Paulsen Bakke (piano)
Medtner & Rachmaninov - Music for Two Pianos
“Phenomenal … transcendental” BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide
“I would happily recommend all Russophiles buy this disc for the stunning Medtner performances alone” CD Review
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Martha Argerich & Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival 2009
Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85, Sz. 76
Renard Capuçon (violin, Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)
Piano Quintet No. 1
Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin), Lucia Hall (violin), Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (viola), Mark Dobrinsky (cello)
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op. 3
Gautier Capuçon (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
Noches en los jardines de Espana
Martha Argerich (piano)
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Alexander Vedernikov
Grand Sextet in E flat major for piano, string quartet & double bass
Polina Leschenko (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin), Geza Hosszu-Legocky (violin), Lida Chen (viola), Mark Drobinsky (cello), Enrico Fagone (double-bass)
Réminiscences de Don Juan (W.A. Mozart) for two pianos, S. 656
Martha Argerich, Mauricio Vallina (pianos)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
Martha Argerich, Cristina Marton (pianos)
Piano Sextet Op. 110
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin), Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg (viola), Lida Chen (viola), Jorge Bosso (cello), Enrico Fagone (double-bass)
Pieces (2) in A major for piano 6 hands - Waltz & Romance
Daniel Gerzenberg, Anton Gerzenberg, Lilya Zilberstein (piano)
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos, Op. post.
Lilya Zilberstein, Alexander Mogilewsky (pianos)
Rapsodie Espagnole (for 2 pianos)
Sergio Tiempo, Karin Lechner (pianos)
Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88
Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello)
EMI Classics is pleased to release the latest instalment of highlights from the Martha Argerich Project at the Lugano Festival. This is the seventh annual 3-CD set celebrating the musical fruits of a project in which young artists join seasoned performers, including Ms. Argerich, to explore wide-ranging chamber music and orchestral repertoire, both well known and rarely heard. The CDs, recorded in the summer of 2009, are being released in anticipation of the Festival’s 2010 season in June.
As a chamber music event, this series has become a laboratory that gives guest artists a chance to prove themselves not only in well-known masterpieces but also in rarely performed repertoire. The piano stands at the centre of the programming, not only with works originally written for it but also with transcriptions, which played an important historic role in the diffusion of music in remote areas and within family circles.
The eighth season of the Martha Argerich Project takes place in June 2010. Many of the artists on these CDs will take part again this year.
“...in all the performances, the players display a spontaneity and sense of enjoyment one hears too rarely in some of this repertoire.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2010 *****
“The latest instalment of Argerich’s annual offering is the usual cornucopia of delights. Predictably, when Argerich herself plays...the flavour is often fevered, although not so in her aromatic reading of Falla’s Noches en los jardines de Espana.” Sunday Times, 4th April 2010 ****
“Everything Martha Argerich touches turns to gold: not only her own piano playing but those around her whom she evidently inspires to new heights. These chamber music collaborations buzz with spontaneity...can there be any more exuberant four minutes on disc than her piano duet scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream?” The Observer, 2nd May 2010
“if we were permitted to attach more than five stars to a release, this would be one of those occasions when a whole constellation would erupt...The rapport, rhythmic élan and passionate sensibility are simply mesmerising, the entire set of discs an unbounded pleasure.” The Telegraph *****
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