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The Very Best Of Rachmaninov


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552113-14   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Length: 16 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Vespers, Op. 37: no 2, Bless the Lord, o my soul by Sergei Rachmaninov
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Church Slavonic. 
3.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
5.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 1, Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 20 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 21 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 22 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 23 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 24 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
13.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: no 1, Non allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 9 in D major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Andante by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
17.
Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10: no 5, Humoresque in G major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
19.
Francesca da Rimini: Francesca's Aria by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
20.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: no 3, Andante cantabile in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
21.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
22.
Vespers, Op. 37: no 6, Hail, Virgin, Mother of God by Sergei Rachmaninov
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Church Slavonic. 
23.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
24.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1940 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36: 3rd movement, L'istesso tempo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Version: 1931 
26.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 8 in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
27.
Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Russia 
Length: 14 Minutes 47 Secs. 
28.
Aleko: Young Gypsy's Song by Sergei Rachmaninov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Russian 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non tanto
All-night Vigil, Op. 37, "Vespers": All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, "Vespers": Bless the Lord, O my soul
13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 12 in G sharp minor: Allegro
14 Songs, Op. 34 (arr. for cello and orchestra): Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. for cello and orchestra)
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: 5 : No. 1 Elegie in E flat minor
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 19
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 20
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 21
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 22
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 23
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 24
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: Symphonic Dance, Op. 45, No. 1: Non allegro
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: 9 Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 9 in D major: Allegro moderato
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19: III. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: 7 : No. 5 Humoresque in G major
10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 2 in B flat major
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 25: Act I: Francesca's Aria
Moments musicaux, Op. 16: 6 : No. 3 Andante cantabile
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: 5 : No. 2 Prelude in C sharp minor
All-night Vigil, Op. 37, "Vespers": All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, "Vespers": Troparion for the Virgin Mary (Bogoroditse Dyevo)
10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia
6 Songs, Op. 38 (version for piano): Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3 (piano version)
Aleko: The Young Gypsy's Romance - See, beneath yon firmament
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)
Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33: 9 Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33: No. 8 in G minor: Moderato
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: III. Adagio

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