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Rachmaninov: Piano Music / Idil Biret


Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovFritz KreislerJohann Sebastian BachFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Idil Biret
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 11 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 28 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926/1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 26 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 22 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 35 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
5. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Katowice, Poland 
Length: 44 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 26 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 43 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8. Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1995-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 35 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9. Nocturnes (3) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1995-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sundhausen 
Length: 15 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1989-90 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 35 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1989-90 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 21 Minutes 3 Secs. 
12. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1989-90 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 46 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13. Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 1 Secs. 
14. Pieces (4) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1995-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
15. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1930) 
16. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1925) 
17. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1994-95 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 27 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1913
Composition written: Russia (1913).
Composition revised: Russia (1931). 
18. Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Tonstudio Van Geest, Heidelberg, Germany 
Length: 32 Minutes 36 Secs. 
19. Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1994-95 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 41 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20. Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 31 Minutes 50 Secs. 
21. Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: no 2, Allegretto in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: 1940 
22. Song without words for Piano in d by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
23. Canon for Piano in E minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
24. Fughetta for Piano in F major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
25. Morceau de fantaisie in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
26. Canon for Piano in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890-1891; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27. Andante semplice [fragment] by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USSR 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
28. Oriental Sketch for Piano in B flat major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USSR 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
29. Prelude for Piano in F major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30. Prelude for Piano in D minor, Op. posthumous by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
31. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1933) 
32. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1933) 
33. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 7th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1933) 
34. Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 2, Wohin? by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1925) 
35. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1933) 
36. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 13 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Idil Biret performs a cadenza written by Sergei Rachmaniniov in 1919. 
37. Sorochintsy fair: Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1924)
Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1880). 
38. L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 - 2nd movement, Menuet by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1924) 
39. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rahmaninov (1931) 
40. Songs (6), Op. 16: no 1, Cradle song by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1941) 
41. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmainiov (1941) 
42. Songs (12), Op. 21: no 5, Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1941) 
43. Aleko: Women's Dance by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
44. Lachtäubchen, Op. 303 by Franz Behr
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov (1911) 
45. The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814 
Date of Recording: 1991-96 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck Auditorium, Sandhausen 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sergei Rachmaninov. 

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