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Benno Moiseiwitsch Plays Delius And Rachmaninov


Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2326   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frederick DeliusSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm SargentHugo Rignold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the most popular and best-loved of all concert pianists of his generation. Born in and trained in Russia and in Vienna, he made his home in London during World War I, dying there at the age of 73 in 1963. He had a wide repertoire, and was particularly noted for his interpretations of the music of his close friend, Serge Rachmaninoff, as well as championing much music by British composers. This very important issue contains three performances from 1955. Many admirers of the music of Delius consider this to be the finest performance of his Piano Concerto in C minor, recorded at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts in 1955, and conducted by Moiseiwitsch's long-term musical companion Sir Malcolm Sargent - a reading of Read more considerable insight and sensitivity. Also on the disc are Moiseiwitsch in two of Rachmaninoff's most popular works for piano and orchestra - the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, also from that year's Proms season, and similarly conducted by Sargent, and the Second Piano Concerto, the HMV Studio recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Hugo Rignold, taped a month earlier. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in C minor by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897/1906; France 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1955 
Venue:  Live  Royal Albert Hall, London, England 
2.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/08/1955 
Venue:  Live  Royal Albert Hall, London, England 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Conductor:  Hugo Rignold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Royal Albert Hall, London, England 
Notes: Royal Albert Hall, London, England (08/13/1955 - 08/14/1955)
Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 

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