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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No 1 & 3 / Thibaudet, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 01/23/1996 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 448219   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Jean-Yves Thibaudet's 1994-1996 recordings of Rachmaninoff's four concertos and Paganini Rhapsody are among the finest ever made of this music, and it is surprising London didn't keep them in the catalog longer. As of this writing, only the Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody are still officially issued on London (440653). Thanks to ArkivMusic, we have Concerto No. 4 coupled with other solo works (458930), and this disc offering Concertos 1 and 3. No question, this is one of the benchmark recordings of Concerto No. 3. Everything is right about it, and Ashkenazy provides the finest accompaniment imaginable. Ashkenazy, who recorded this concerto as soloist with Read more André Previn, Eugene Ormandy and Bernard Haitink, emphasizes rhythmic accents—trumpet statements are incisive and add much to the excitement. If you love Rachmaninoff, you should have these performances."

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/25/1994 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 42 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1995 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 28 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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)
Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1: 1. Vivace
Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1: 2. Andante
Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1: 3. Allegro vivace

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