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Tharaud plays Rachmaninov


Release Date: 10/21/2016 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 557829   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre TharaudSabine DevieilheAlexander MelnikovAleksandar Madzar
Conductor:  Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



After the concerto's famous introductory bars – following the score rather than the composer’s recording – the sweeping first subject enters faster, thankfully, than Richter’s celebrated account but with the same majestic assurance. On the last page, Tharaud and Vedernikov decide to share the battle honors and storm home as equal partners to thrilling effect. A very special recording.

If you think you never want to hear the ubiquitous Prelude in C sharp minor (or ‘It’, as the composer came to call it), then listen to this account, a miracle of musical storytelling.

­– Gramophone


After the concerto's famous introductory bars – following the score rather than the composer’s recording – the sweeping first subject enters faster, thankfully, than Richter’s celebrated account but with the same majestic assurance. On the last page, Tharaud and Vedernikov decide to share the battle honors and storm home as equal partners to thrilling effect. A very special recording.

If you think you never want to hear the ubiquitous Prelude in C sharp minor (or ‘It’, as the composer came to call it), then listen to this account, a miracle of musical storytelling.

­– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Conductor:  Alexander Vedernikov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
3.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Sabine Devieilhe (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
4.
Pieces (2) for Piano 6 Hands by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Alexander Melnikov (Piano), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Aleksandar Madzar (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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