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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 / Ashkenazy, Haitink


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ashkenazy long ago reached the stage where he can control and shape every nuance in this teeming piano part and keep poetry and structure in a satisfying balance. Some of his phrasing is uniquely beguiling—the swooning surge into fig. 4 is one of a host of treasurable details on [this] recording and it is typical of his sensitivity to emotional ebb and flow. He has always had a special insight into the long plateau before the final peroration, and the spaciousness of the recording emphasizes how beautifully he floats the tone in lyrical passages and how intelligently he withdraws to let the orchestral contribution through.

-- Gramophone [11/1986]
Ashkenazy long ago reached the stage where he can control and shape every nuance in this teeming piano part and keep poetry and structure in a satisfying balance. Some of his phrasing is uniquely beguiling—the swooning surge into fig. 4 is one of a host of treasurable details on [this] recording and it is typical of his sensitivity to emotional ebb and flow. He has always had a special insight into the long plateau before the final peroration, and the spaciousness of the recording emphasizes how beautifully he floats the tone in lyrical passages and how intelligently he withdraws to let the orchestral contribution through.

-- Gramophone [11/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 

Sound Samples

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)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A must for 44 minutes September 21, 2012 By Michel C. (Pointe-claire, QC) See All My Reviews "The best performers but is 44 minutes recording worth of 5 stars ? Switch on the complete concertos on 2 discs. You will get more with your money !" Report Abuse
 Most powerful stuff on here! July 14, 2012 By C. Shollenberger (Camp Hill, PA) See All My Reviews "I've always loved Rachmaninov's music for piano. This adds some beautiful orchestration to match his usual style. The piano playing is absolutely awesome, expressive and powerful.

I'm listening to this right now through the one classical radio station and felt I needed to have this particular copy. "
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