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Rachmaninoff Goes To The Movies


Release Date: 03/18/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63032   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary GraffmanAndré Watts
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinSeiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/26/1964 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 33 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto was featured in "Brief Encounter" (1946), "September Affair" (1950), "Rhapsody" (1954), and "The Seven Year Itch" (1955).
Composition written: Russia (1900 - 1901). 
2.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/02/1964 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This variation from Rachmaninov's "Rhapsody" was featured in "The Story of Three Loves" (1953), "Somewhere in Time" (1980), and "Groundhog Day" (1993). 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  André Watts (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1969 
Venue:  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 35 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This concerto was featured prominently in the movie "Shine" (1996). 

Sound Samples

I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
18th Variation (Andante cantabile) from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43
I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Intermezzo. Adagio
III. Finale. Alla breve

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