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RACHMANINOV, Sergei: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 3 - Victor Recordings (1925-1942)

RACHMANINOV, Sergei: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 3 - Victor Recordings (1925-1942)

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2013

Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

Sergei Rachmaninov

Soloist

Venue:

Camden, New Jersey

Venue

Los Angeles, California

Venue

Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 75:03
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RACHMANINOV, Sergei: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 3 - Victor Recordings (1925-1942)

     
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV

1 

Behr - Lachtaubchen, "Polka de WR"

3:49
     
2 

Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39

2:34
     
 

Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3

 
3 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C sharp minor 3:41
4 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 5. Serenade in B flat minor 2:58
     
5 

10 Preludes, Op. 23

3:20
     
 

13 Preludes, Op. 32

 
6 No. 3 in E major: Allegro vivace 2:20
7 No. 7 in F major: Moderato 2:11
8 No. 6 in F minor: Allegro appassionato 1:18
     
 

Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33

 
9 No. 2 in C major: Allegro 2:14
10 No. 7 in E flat major: Allegro con fuoco 1:46
     
11 

Moments musicaux, Op. 16

2:53
     
12 

Oriental Sketch

1:48
     
13 

Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3

3:50
     
14 

Morceaux de salon, Op. 10

3:29
     
15 

6 Songs, Op. 38 (version for piano)

2:11
     
16 

12 Songs, Op. 21 (version for piano)

2:22
     
 

Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

 
17 I. Prelude 3:16
18 III. Gavotte 2:48
19 VII. Gigue 1:03
     
 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

20 

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61, MWV M13 (arr. S. Rachmaninov)

4:06
     
 

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

21 

Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. S. Rachmaninov for piano)

1:44
     
 

MODEST PETROVICH MUSSORGSKY

22 

Sorochinskaya yarmarka (Sorochintsi Fair): Gopak (Hopak) (arr. S. Rachmaninov for piano)

1:55
     
 

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

23 

Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57 (arr. S. Rachmaninov for piano)

1:15
     
 

PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY

24 

6 Romances, Op. 16: No. 1. Cradle Song (arr. S. Rachmaninov)

4:06
     
 

SERGEI RACHMANINOV

 

Kreisler - Liebesfreud

 
25 Kreisler - Liebesfreud 7:01
26 Kreisler - Liebesfreud (abridged) 5:05
     
 Sergei Rachmaninov Soloist


This third volume of Rachmaninov’s Victor recordings contains discs he made of his own solo compositions and arrangements from the introduction of electrical recording in 1925 to a year before his death. The works recorded were those most in demand by the public, each piece subject to Rachmaninov’s perfectionism and the version released always the best of a number of takes (for example, the recording of his famous Prelude in C sharp minor is Take 23). Whether it be in the 1925 recording of his transcription of Kreisler’s Liebesfreud or the February 1942 recording of the same work (in which he displays a cast iron technique only a year before his death), the sheer virtuosity, utter clarity and supreme musicianship of Rachmaninov’s playing style are undiminished. The first two releases in this series have been acclaimed for their superb remastering.

                 Performance *****      Recording **
 
"...Wonders galore in Rachmaninov’s playing, beyond its obvious historical importance. Cast-iron technique, proper old-school sense of line and tone colour, and an incomparable rubato." 
 
Tim Parry - BBC Music Magazine - May 2013
 

"For many, Rachmaninov was the greatest of all pianists, and here in Ward Marston’s magnificent transfers he is at last given his due in sound. Now we can savour and assess a bronze-like sonority that complemented a no less legendary rhythmic sharpness and an aristocratic sense of line and phrase. And on recordings dating from 1925-42 you hear playing brimming over with a bracing sentiment untouched by sentimentality... the third volume of Naxos’s ‘Great Pianists’ Rachmaninov, gives us playing beyond price." 
 
Bryce Morrison - Gramophone magazine - January 2013



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