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Rachmaninov / Russo

Rachmaninov / Russo
Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30077  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sergei Rachmaninoff is most known for his piano works. A virtuoso pianist himself, pianists for generations have perceived his music as some of the most important contributions to the repertoire. Sandro Russo is in demand as a soloist all over the world. Everywhere he performs he is unanimously receives accolades for his impressive virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as a throwback to the grand tradition of twentieth century piano music with its elegant pianism and beautiful sound. “… an excellent pianist with good sound, technique and range of styles,” (Garrick Ohlsson) “…an artist to his finger tips… musical, intuitive, and a master of the instrument.” (Abbey Simon)

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REVIEW:
Read more /> Russo chooses works that generally respond well to his elegant, rather refined treatment, starting off with the comparatively rare Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28. In general, he seems more concerned with shades than with pianistic fireworks. You may wish for a bit more blood and thunder in the final Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42, but here too Russo’s approach is original. Steinway & Sons departs from its usual concert venues for a studio recording here, and the results are superb. A recommended new take on Rachmaninov.

– All Music Guide (James Manheim) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
2.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 3 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
3.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 6 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
4.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 5, A dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
6.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 11, Spring waters by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
7.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 2, The isle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
8.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 7, How fair this spot by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
9.
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandro Russo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Great Rachmaninoff CD - Highly Recommended! March 21, 2017 By A. Muse See All My Reviews "I haven't had such an uplifting experience listening to Rachmaninoff's music for a long time. This album is great in taking the listener through a journey, from beginning to end. Mr. Russo's musical subtleties are truly reminiscent of the old school of piano playing. The Earl Wild transcriptions are quite wonderful and finally a recording that does proper justice to the somewhat neglected First Sonata." Report Abuse
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