Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody / Ashkenazy, Previn [2 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio]

Release Date: 7/22/2014
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002033502
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Rachmaninov Piano Concertos performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andre Previn are among the most iconic recordings in the Decca Classics catalogue. For the first time in over 40 years, the recordings have been remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz 24-bit audio at Abbey Road Studios.

A NOTE ON REMASTERING THE CONCERTOS AND RHAPSODY IN 2014:
To celebrate these iconic recordings, DECCA has gone back to the original tapes and used the latest techniques and extensive comparison with the first LP pressings, to make a definitive transfer. For the first time ever, all audio processing has been achieved in the 96kHz 24-bit domain. The new Blu-ray disc format, in particular, affords an unprecedented opportunity to hear the recordings at this resolution.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891/1917 ; Russia
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
3. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Russia
4. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926/1941 ; USA
5. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor: André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
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