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Release Date: 01/19/1993 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 436386   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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This set is offered at a special price: 2 CD's for the price of 1.

"There is superb flair and panache about Ashkenazy's playing and his poetic feeling is second to none." - Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2009 Edition, page 990. (About Ashkenazy's recordings of Rachmaninov's Preludes.)
This set is offered at a special price: 2 CD's for the price of 1.

"There is superb flair and panache about Ashkenazy's playing and his poetic feeling is second to none." - Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2009 Edition, page 990. (About Ashkenazy's recordings of Rachmaninov's Preludes.)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1970-71 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 34 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This performance is also included on London Double Decker 444-839.
Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
2.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
4.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 13 in D flat major, Grave by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 2 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 1970-71 
Length: 23 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 45 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This performance is also included on London Double Decker 444-839. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 1. Moderato
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 3. Allegro scherzando
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3, No.2
Prelude in B flat, Op.23, No.2
Prelude in G minor, Op.23, No.5
Prelude in B minor, Op.32, No.10
Prelude in D flat major, Op.32, No.13
Etude-Tableau in C minor, Op.39, No.1
Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op.39, No.2
Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39, No.5
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla breve)

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