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Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
Zenph re-performances of Rachmaninoff playing his own works in crystal-clear sound - the third release from Zenph Studios and Sony Masterworks. Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff follows upon the success of Zenph Studios’ productions of Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of The Goldberg Variations (2007) and Art Tatum’s Piano Starts Here (2008). This new compilation of re-performances is made from original masters that the Russian composer and pianist recorded during his lifetime. The recording features Rachmaninoff playing five of his own compositions: the Prelude in C-sharp minor; the Etudes Tableaux in C major and E-flat major, Op. 33; “Daisies”; and Moment Musical in E-flat minor, Op. 16. It also includes Rachmaninoff’s renditions of Kreisler’s Liebesleid and Liebesfreud; Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee; Mendelssohn’s scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky’s Lullaby.
“there's little doubt Zenph's enhanced sound quality makes one appreciate the warmth and clarity of Rachmaninov's playing with its lightness of touch, sparing use of the pedal and avoidance of indulgent mannerisms.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2010 ****
“It's unnervingly like raising Rachmaninov from the dead but it's undeniably fascinating to hear his own etudes and arrangements of works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky in these 21st-century reincarnations.” The Observer, 6th December 2009
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Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2 & Corelli Variations
Nikolai Lugansky, now a household name on the international concert stage, began his recording career in his early twenties for the label Vanguard Classics. This Rachmaninov recital contains a lyrical and transparent performance of the famous Second Sonata, several song transcriptions, the Corelli Variations and a hair-raising performance of Mendelssohn's 'Scherzo' from Midsummer Night's Dream, surpassing even the composer himself in sparkling lightness and velocity. Nikolay Lugansky, hailed by his teachter Tatiana Nikolaeva as “the next one”, has made an impressive career, and performs with the world' s most famous orchestras and conductors. He records for Warner Classics.
First and only recording by Lugansky of this repertoire.
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Rachmaninov: Piano Transcriptions & Arrangements
“It's a world in which Idil Biret is completely at home.” BBC Music Magazine
(also available to download from $6.00)
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The Art of Rachmaninov, Vol. 8
Scherzo in A flat
Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 2 in C major
La Foire, Op. 33, No. 7
Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 6 in A minor
Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3
Polka de V.R.
Oriental Sketch (1917)
Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5
Humoresque in G major, Op. 10 No. 5
Moment musical No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 16 No. 2
Barcarolle in G minor. Op. 10 No. 3
Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor
Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major
Prelude Op. 32 No. 3 in E major
Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major
Prelude Op. 32 No. 6 in F minor
Prelude Op. 32 No. 7 in F major
Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Prelude, Op. 11 No. 8 in F sharp minor
Waltz in A flat, Op. 40 No. 8
Humoresque, Op. 10 No. 2
The Seasons, Op. 37b: November (Troika)
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