Essential Rachmaninoff - 15 Of His Greatest Masterpieces

Release Date: 1/15/2002
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 470457
Number of Discs: 2

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Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
2. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912-1915 ; Russia
3. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
4. Suite for 2 Pianos no 1, Op. 5 "Fantaisie-tableaux": no 4, Pâques by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: André Previn (Piano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Russia
5. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 3rd movement, Adagio by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906-1908 ; Russia
6. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2nd movement, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926/1941 ; USA
7. Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: no 1, Non allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940 ; USA
8. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
9. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Russia
10. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44: 2nd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1936/1938 ; USA
11. Vespers, Op. 37: no 5, Now lettest thou thy servant by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Mostowoy (Tenor)
Conductor: Nikolai Korniev
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Russia
12. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Rafael Orozco (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Russia
13. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1921 ; Austria
14. Romance for Cello and Piano in F minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Russia
15. Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13: 4th movement, Allegro con fuoco by Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Russia
16. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40: 2nd movement, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926/1941 ; USA
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