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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2, Moments Musicaux / Lazic, Petrenko, London Po


Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 26308   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Dejan Lazic
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

"The second work, Moments Musicaux, is an earlier piece that Rachmaninov composed in 1896, before his breakdown. It is a set of six precious little gems for solo piano, imposing and difficult, but that complement each other harmoniously, which renders them perfect for a complete performance. Lazi? really comes into his own without the orchestra’s presence and this demonstrates why he is such a fabulous chamber musician. His performance is engaging and virtuosic, beautifully expressive and emotional but he does not allow himself to indulge in romantic sentiment. His rendition remains sober yet deeply felt, moving and personal. His playing
Read more is precise and his technique impeccable and pure. A real treat and a joy to listen to.


The sound quality of the recording is, like with all hybrid CDs, excellent however one listens to it, however it is really superior when played on the appropriate SACD equipment. The sound is crystal clear; every note is noticed, every little nuance is present and does not disappear. I derive great pleasure from this brilliance of sound and in some instances, as with the best orchestral parts, I found myself with my eyes closed, thinking I was in a real concert hall."

-- Margarida Mota-Bull, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Dejan Lazic (Piano)
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
2.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Dejan Lazic (Piano)
Conductor:  Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 

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