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Rachmaninov: Complete Solo Piano Music Vol 3 / Ruth Laredo

Release Date: 06/22/1993 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48470   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ruth Laredo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Anyone already keen on Rachmaninov’s piano concertos and symphonies will find plenty to enjoy in his solo piano music. Stretching from his early but already characteristic C sharp minor Prelude to the Corelli Variations of 1931, they display his usual craftsmanship and refinement and stem from the same, typically nostalgic emotional world as his better-known orchestral works. The American pianist Ruth Laredo recorded his complete work in this genre...Those seven LPs have now been remastered on to five CDs and released to mark the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death. The sound has come up vividly (if a little synthetically) in the transfers, allowing us to appreciate these fine, idiomatic interpretations. The pair of virtually Read more symphonic sonatas come across in all their full-blooded glory..."

-- Matthew Rye, BBC Music Magazine Reviewing Sony 48467
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ruth Laredo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ruth Laredo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1913).
Composition revised: Russia (1931). 
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ruth Laredo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USA 

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