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Rachmaninoff: Complete Piano Music / Michael Ponti

Rachmaninoff / Ponti / Leonardi
Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 198   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovSergei Taneyev
Performer:  Michael PontiRobert Leonardy
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Ten pianists in one!” - High Fidelity

“One of the most important pianists of his time.” - Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

The Complete VOX BOX Recordings!

Michael Ponti is regarded as one of the great pianists of the late 20th century. For five decades. He recorded solo and concerto repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary eras, including dozens of debut recordings of romantic repertoire. Ponti’s survey of Rachmaninoff’s complete solo and two-piano music for Vox was a landmark undertaking, introducing the composer’s rarest works to an international audience.

• First CD release of the complete 3-volume Vox Box series
• New liner notes on the artist and
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Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
2.
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USA 
3.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
4.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
5.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
6.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
7.
Pieces (4) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Russia 
8.
Prelude for Piano in F major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
9.
Morceaux de fantaisies (2) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
10.
Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Russia 
11.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
12.
Improvisations (4) for Piano by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Arensky, Glazunov and Rachmaninov.  
13.
Oriental Sketch for Piano in B flat major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USSR 
14.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 5, Sérénade in B flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Notes: Original version. 
15.
Lachtäubchen (Behr) "Polka de W.R." by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911 
16.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
18.
Fragments by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Russia 
19.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 3, Mélodie in E major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Original version. 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
21.
Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Russia 
22.
Duets (6) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 11 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
23.
Suite for 2 Pianos no 2, Op. 17 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
24.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
25.
Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux" by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
26.
Russian Rhapsody for 2 Pianos in E minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
27.
Pieces (2) for Piano 6 Hands by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
28.
Romance for Piano 4 Hands in G major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1894; Russia 
29.
Polka italienne for Piano 4 Hands by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano), Robert Leonardy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1906; Russia 

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