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Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes / Lugansky

Release Date: 03/30/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902339  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nikolai Lugansky
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rachmaninov took the genre of the prelude to its highest degree of perfection with his boundless musical invention and fearsome technical demands. In his first recording for harmonia mundi, Nikolai Lugansky brilliantly meets the challenge, offering a program that reaches the summit of pianistic wizardry.



Lugansky captures the depth of emotion and sheer variety of thess pieces, demonstrating a balance of power and poise that mark him out as a notable Rachmaninov interpreter. The Steinway model D sounds glorious.

– BBC Music Magazine

Some commentators have regarded Lugansky as being a cool or remote interpreter, but I cannot agree. He renders the C-sharp
Read more minor with a lowering power that immediately holds the attention. There is power, too, in the G minor Op 23/5 and the intense F minor, Op 32/6. Yet it is invidious to cherry-pick, as the most impressive quality of the disc is the performance of the cycle as a whole. Harmonia Mundi’s sound is first-rate: a disc to treasure.

– International Piano Read less

Works on This Recording

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

Customer Reviews

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 Each preludes June 8, 2018 By j. adams (BIG PINE KEY, FL) See All My Reviews "Wonderful interpretation" Report Abuse
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