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RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Rubinstein) (1946-1950)

    

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RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Rubinstein) (1946-1950)

Although Rubinstein did not play many works by Rachmaninov, he made four recordings of the Piano Concerto No. 2. If, in this May 1946 recording, Rubinstein’s adherence to the text is not always completely accurate, his performance is full of exhilaration and panache with fast tempos and a climax judged to have any audience jumping to its feet. The 1947 recording of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is remarkable, even today, for the high quality of the sound, described as ‘Stunning! The recording is almost too vivid’, by a critic in 1948. The only solo work of Rachmaninov that Rubinstein committed to disc was the famous Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2 which he recorded twice.


Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
1.   I. Moderato - Allegro 00:09:15
2.   II. Adagio sostenuto 00:10:03
3.   III. Allegro scherzando 00:09:58
  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43
4.   Introduction: Allegro vivace. Variation 1 (Precedente) 00:00:34
5.   Theme: L'istesso tempo 00:00:18
6.   Variation 2: L'istesso tempo 00:00:18
7.   Variation 3: L'istesso tempo 00:00:24
8.   Variation 4: Più vivo 00:00:28
9.   Variation 5: Tempo precedente 00:00:27
10.   Variation 6: L'istesso tempo 00:00:59
11.   Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato 00:00:59
12.   Variation 8: Tempo I 00:00:31
13.   Variation 9: L'istesso tempo 00:00:30
14.   Variation 10: Poco marcato 00:00:50
15.   Variation 11: Moderato 00:01:24
16.   Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto 00:01:21
17.   Variation 13: Allegro 00:00:27
18.   Variation 14: L'istesso tempo 00:00:40
19.   Variation 15: Più vivo scherzando 00:01:01
20.   Variation 16. Allegretto 00:01:18
21.   Variation 17: (Allegretto) 00:01:32
22.   Variation 18: Andante cantabile 00:02:57
23.   Variation 19: A tempo vivace 00:00:32
24.   Variation 20: Un poco più vivo 00:00:35
25.   Variation 21: Un poco più vivo 00:00:25
26.   Variation 22: Un poco più vivo (Alla breve) 00:01:43
27.   Variation 23. L'istesso tempo 00:00:50
28.   Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso 00:01:13
  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
29.   Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C - Sharp Minor 00:04:22

Total Playing Time: 00:55:54






Composer(s):
Rachmaninov, Sergey

Conductor(s):
Golschmann, Vladimir; Susskind, Walter

Orchestra(s):
NBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra

Artist(s):
Rubinstein, Arthur

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111289

Barcode: 0747313328925

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Physical Release: 06/2008

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