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A Tribute To Rachmaninoff / Feltsman, Pletnev, Russian National Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov / Feltsman
Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 6148   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Some of the most gloriously sentimental and impassioned pianism I have heard for a good while.

"Feltsman’s virtuosity and complete immersion in the idiom are things of wonder; it must have helped that he had an equally passionate and virtuosic pianist in Pletnev as his conductor. This is a grand, storming performance in which technical difficulties are not even a consideration for the soloist. The electricity of the live occasion excuses the audience noise and some congestion at peak volume. The Finale builds and builds to a truly thrilling climax and the audience response is ecstatic.

In addition, the dreamy beauty of Feltsman’s playing of the Elegy and the six Preludes in themselves constitute some
Read more of the most gloriously sentimental and impassioned pianism I have heard for a good while. The Elegy is a stirring outpouring by a composer not yet twenty, infusing the melancholy delicacy of Chopin with the tragic grandeur of the Russian soul. The Preludes are equally remarkable for their variety and for the sensitivity and technical bravura of Feltsman’s treatment of them.

In short, a collector’s disc where it is very easy to make allowances for the sonic deficiencies in the concerto.

- Ralph Moore, MusicWeb International - [Recording of the Month, July 2011]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 1, Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
2.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 11 in B major, Allegretto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
3.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
4.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 10 in G flat major, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
5.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
6.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
7.
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 7 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Feltsman (Piano)
Conductor:  Mikhail Pletnev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 

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