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Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux Opp. 33 & 39 / Ovchinnikov

Ovchinnikov,Vladimir
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 322822   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While recordings of all the Etudes-Tableaux are rare, recordings of all of them that are any good are even rarer. Even the best of them -- Ashkenazy's soulful but sometimes clattering recording and Shelley's brilliant but sometimes brittle recording -- leave something to be desired. But out of left field, Ovchinnikov does the impossible feat of being both evocative and virtuosic. While Rachmaninov repressed their programs, his Etudes-Tableaux are as much evocative as they are virtuosic and Ovchinnikov uses the latter to express the former and the result is as convincing pictorially as it is compelling technically. While not the greatest recordings of any of the Etudes-Tableaux ever made -- there are, after all, Richter's excerpts to Read more consider -- Ovchinnikov's recording is perhaps the greatest recording of all of the Etudes-Tableaux. The sound is just a wee bit close, but it is very, very immediate.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ovchinikov (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 40 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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