Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos

Release Date: 1/20/2015
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: MOB4460050
Number of Discs: 6

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

(Kogan) “vibrant soulful and involving …genuinely compelling, authentically tangy accounts of these masterworks, penetrating to the core of their homesick melancholy… impossible to resist” (Gramophone) (Sym.no.2): “big string melodies blossoming voluptuously …a most satisfying account…richness, brilliance and weight” (Penguin Guide) (Richter): The 2nd really fits the description of ‘legendary recording’” (Michelangeli): “one of the most brilliant piano records ever made” (both: Penguin Guide) (Janis): “brilliantly captured the warmly romantic and chimerical interpretation which resulted. Solo playing…scintillating” (Gramophone)

Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917-1921 ; USA
2. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891/1917 ; Russia
3. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
4. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pavel Kogan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1936/1938 ; USA
5. Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1907 ; Russia
6. Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pavel Kogan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Russia
7. Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pavel Kogan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940 ; USA
8. Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Pavel Kogan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Russia
9. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926/1941 ; USA
10. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Abbey Simon (Piano)
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
11. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 6 in E flat major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903 ; Russia
12. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
13. The Bells, Op. 35 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Arnold Voketaitis (Baritone), Mariana Christos (Soprano), Walter Planté (Tenor)
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; Russia
14. Symphony in D minor "Youth" (unfinished) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Russia
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