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Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux Op. 16; Transcriptions / Alexander Ghindin

Rachmaninoff,Sergei
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 54   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This well filled CD (79 minutes) contain the complete transcriptions for piano that Rachmaninoff made of compositions of various composers. Being a celebrated pianist and a genius composer, Rachmaninoff didn’t literally transcribe, but added his own unique pianistic and compositional features to them, creating as much his own masterwork as is the original. Ranging from Bach (3 movements from the Violin Partita in E), through transcriptions of his own and Tachikovsky’s songs, Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream of hair-raising difficulty, he ends with fashionable transcriptions of Kreisler’s Liebesleid and Liebesfreud, a pianistic tour de force and favourite encore.

As a substantial bonus Alexander Ghindin
Read more plays the complete Moments Musicaux Op. 16. Ghindin, one of Russia’s foremost young pianists, has the true Rachmaninoff feeling, a mix of melancholy and grandeur, playing with stunning virtuosity and panache. Alexander Korsantia, born in 1965 in Tiblisi, Georgia, won first prize at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Competition in 1995. He has an active international concert career, and is based in Boston, USA. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Transcription of Tchaikovsky's "Lullaby for piano, Op.16/1," TN iii/14 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1941 
2.
Transcription of Schubert's "Wohin?" from "Die Schöne Müllerin" for piano, TN iii/10 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1925 
3.
Transcription of Mussorgsky's "Hopak" from opera "Sorochintsy Fair" for piano (also for piano & vioi by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1923; Russia 
4.
Transcription of Mendelssohn's "Scherzo" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for piano, TN iii/7 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
5.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesleid" for piano, TN iii/5 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921 
6.
Transcription of Bizet's "Minuet" from "L'Arlesienne-Suite No 1" for piano, TN iii/3 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900; Russia 
7.
Suite from the Violin Partita in E major: Prelude, Gavotte & Gigue, transcription for piano after J. S. Bach, TN iii/1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
8.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
9.
Lachtäubchen (Behr) "Polka de W.R." by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911 
10.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 5, Lilacs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
Notes: Transcribed: Rachmaninov. 
11.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Notes: Transcribed: Rachmaninov. 
12.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Notes: Transcribed: Rachmaninov. 

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