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RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c; 5 Morceaux for Piano; Vocalise; Romance in A and Valse in A – soloists/Royal Liverpool Phil./ Alexander Vedurnikov – Erato
Rachmaninov large and intimate provides a fine hour for Alexander Tharaud and his associate Alexanders. RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c, Op. 18; 5 Morceaux for Piano, Op. 3; Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14; Romance in A Major and Valse in A Major (for 6 hands) – Sabine Devieilhe, sop./ Alexander Tharaud, p./ Alexander […]
DVORAK: Requiem – Christian Libor, sop/Ewa Wolak, alto/ Daniel Kirch, tenor; Janusz Monarcha, bass/Warsaw Philharmonic Orch. & Choir/ Antoni Wit – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
One of only two hi-res surround versions of this lovely work.
RACHMANINOV: The Bells; Symphonic Dances – Soloists/ Radio-Choir Berlin/ Berlin Philharmonic Orch./ Sir Simon Rattle – Warner Classics
Sir Simon Rattle indulges in a spectacular sonics and large gestures for his all-Rachmaninov disc, a tour-de-force of color and power.
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances; STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring – Toronto Sym. Orch./ Peter Oundjian – TSO Live
Enjoyable Russian dances performed by a Canadian orchestra.
FRANZ LIZST: Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo; Totentanz; other works – Beethoven Orch. Bonn/ Stefan Blunier – MD&G
Works from two distinct periods of Liszt’s life but on a common theme. If you have a liking for Liszt, this should please.
RACHMANINOV conducts RACHMANINOV = Isle of the Dead, Op. 29; Vocalise; Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 44 – Philadelphia Orchestra/Serge Rachmaninov – Naxos Historical
We tend to forget that Serge Rachmaninov possessed conducting skills on a par with his keyboard and compositional abilities.