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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3, Etc / Rodriguez, Et Al


Release Date: 07/16/2013 
Label:  Elan Recordings   Catalog #: 82412   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez
Conductor:  Paul Anthony McRae
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lake Forest Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Santiago Rodriguez is Cuban by birth but like Bolet has made his home in the United States. There is no doubt from the opening bars of the Third Concerto that he is a Rachmaninov interpreter of outstanding caliber, whose playing withstands the most exalted comparisons. Indeed, as one plays this disc, one's thoughts turn only to the greatest exponents of this repertoire – Horowitz, Rachmaninov himself, and William Kapell. Rodriguez too, has dazzling virtuosity at his command and also fine musicianship and a rare keyboard authority. He plays the first movement cadenza (and how!) that Rachmaninov himself favored rather than the alternative one that came into fashion with Vladimir Ashkenazy. The eight remaining pieces are of the same Read more exalted standard. A most exciting issue.

-- The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 edition, [p.1033]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Anthony McRae
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lake Forest Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
2. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 1, Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
3. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 4, Polichinelle in F sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
4. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
5. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
6. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
7. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
8. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 6 in E flat major, Andante by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
9. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Santiago Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 

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