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Rachmaninov: The Preludes / Maxim Philippov

Maxim Philippov, Piano, Esther Honens Internationa
Label:  Arktos Recordings   Catalog #: 200150  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Maxim Philippov
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As its second release in its series of compact discs featuring laureates of the Honens International Piano Competition, Arktos is pleased to present Maxim Philippov performing all 24 Preludes for piano of Sergei Rachmaninov. Part of this 2-CD recording (available for about the same price as a single disc) was previously released on a Harmonia Mundi recording of second-prize winners of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (another distinction Philippov has earned). Of that recording, Gramophone magazine raved, '(Philippov) takes all the time in the world to make his points and is as lucid and musicianly as he is technically impeccable - a rare combination where Rachmaninov is concerned.' As its second release in its series of compact discs featuring laureates of the Honens International Piano Competition, Arktos is pleased to present Maxim Philippov performing all 24 Preludes for piano of Sergei Rachmaninov. Part of this 2-CD recording (available for about the same price as a single disc) was previously released on a Harmonia Mundi recording of second-prize winners of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (another distinction Philippov has earned). Of that recording, Gramophone magazine raved, '(Philippov) takes all the time in the world to make his points and is as lucid and musicianly as he is technically impeccable - a rare combination where Rachmaninov is concerned.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Maxim Philippov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
2.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Maxim Philippov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
3.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Maxim Philippov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 

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