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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music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op. 10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished "Song without Words".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music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op. 10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished "Song without Words".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 

Sound Samples

Piano Piece in A flat major
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 1. Nocturne
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 2. Valse
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 3. Barcarolle
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 4. Mélodie
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 5. Humoreske
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 6. Romanze
Morceaux de Salon, Op.10: 7. Mazurka
Three Nocturnes: Nocturne in F
Three Nocturnes: Nocturne in C Minor
Three Nocturnes: Nocturne in F Sharp Minor
Song Without Words (D Minor)
Canon (E Minor)
Fugue (D Minor)
Four Pieces (originally Op.1): 1. Romance
Four Pieces (originally Op.1): 2. Prelude
Four Pieces (originally Op.1): 3. Mélodie
Four Pieces (originally Op.1): 4. Gavotte
Prelude in F
Morceau de Fantaisie in G minor ("Delmo")
Fughetta in F
Oriental Sketch
Sad Is The Night (Noch pechal'na), Op.26, No.12
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op.37 - Arr. V. Ashkenazy: Nunc Dimittis (Nyne otpushchayeshi)

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