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Rachmaninov Rarities / Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001808702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is considered the pre-eminent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music, and as he marked his seventy-fifth birthday (6 July 2012), he recorded a final album of the composer’s music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op. 10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished "Song without Words".

Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is considered the pre-eminent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music, and as he marked his seventy-fifth birthday (6 July 2012), he recorded a final album of the composer’s music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op. 10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished "Song without Words".

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Works on This Recording

1. Song without words for Piano in d by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Russia 
2. Pieces (4) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1887; Russia 
3. Oriental Sketch for Piano in B flat major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USSR 
4. Nocturnes (3) for Piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Russia 
5. Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1894; Russia 
6. Morceau de fantaisie in G minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
7. Fugue in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8. Fughetta for Piano in F major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
9. Canon for Piano in E minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
10. Vespers, Op. 37: no 5, Now lettest thou thy servant by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Russia 
11. Songs (15), Op. 26: no 12, Night is mournful by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
12. Piece for Piano in A flat major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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