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RACHMANINOV, Sergei: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 2 - Victor Recordings (1925-1942)

Rachmaninov’s reputation as a composer has waxed and waned over the years, but as a pianist he remains renowned, not least among other pianists, as one of the greatest. His perfect technique, utter clarity and discipline, and supreme musicianship shine undiminished through even his earliest recordings. Ever the perfectionist, he would often set down multiple takes of even the shortest pieces (no fewer than 22 of Mendelssohn’s Spinning Song, for instance), carefully choosing only the best for release. His account of a selection of Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor WoO 80 effortlessly negotiates every nuance, from utmost delicacy to thunderous virtuosity, while his affinity for the Romantics is self-evident.


Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: V. Sarabande
1.   Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: V. Sarabande 00:04:19

Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430: IV. Air with Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith"
2.   Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430: IV. Air with Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith" 00:04:25

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Sgambati, Giovanni, arranger(s)

  Orfeo ed Euridice: Melodie (arr. G. Sgambati for piano)
3.   Orfeo ed Euridice: Melodie (arr. G. Sgambati for piano) 00:03:33

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla turca: Allegretto
4.   Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla turca: Allegretto 00:02:19

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80 (excerpts)
5.   Thema: Allegretto 00:00:23
6.   Variation 1 00:00:12
7.   Variation 2 00:00:11
8.   Variation 3 00:00:12
9.   Variation 4 00:00:16
10.   Variation 5 00:00:20
11.   Variation 6 00:00:10
12.   Variation 7 00:00:19
13.   Variation 8 00:00:16
14.   Variation 9 00:00:25
15.   Variation 10 00:00:16
16.   Variation 11 00:00:15
17.   Variation 12 00:00:20
18.   Variation 13 00:00:17
19.   Variation 14 00:00:17
20.   Variation 19 00:00:13
21.   Variation 22 00:00:15
22.   Variation 23 00:00:27
23.   Variation 24 00:00:10
24.   Variation 25 00:00:16
25.   Variation 26 00:00:12
26.   Variation 27 00:00:12
27.   Variation 28 00:00:18
28.   Variation 31 00:00:17
29.   Variation 32 00:01:32

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Rubinstein, Anton, arranger(s)

  Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Turkish March (arr. Anton Rubinstein for piano)
30.   Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Turkish March (arr. Anton Rubinstein for piano) 00:03:12

Schubert, Franz

  4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 4 in A-Flat Major
31.   4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 4 in A - Flat Major 00:04:34

Liszt, Franz

  Schubert - Schwanengesang, S560/R245: No. 7. Standchen, "Leise flehen meine Lieder"
32.   Schubert - Schwanengesang, S560/R245: No. 7. Standchen, "Leise flehen meine Lieder" 00:04:31
  Schubert - Mullerlieder, S565/R249: No. 1. Das Wandern
33.   Schubert - Mullerlieder, S565/R249: No. 1. Das Wandern 00:01:44
  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
34.   2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:03:09
  2 Polonaises, S223/R44: No. 2. Polonaise in E Major
35.   2 Polonaises, S223/R44: No. 2. Polonaise in E Major 00:07:49

Mendelssohn, Felix

  3 Etudes, Op. 104b: No. 2 in F Major
36.   3 Etudes, Op. 104b: No. 2 in F Major 00:02:55
37.   3 Etudes, Op. 104b: No. 3 in A Minor 00:01:51
  Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 4 in C Major, "Spinnerlied"
38.   Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 4 in C Major, "Spinnerlied" 00:01:45

Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich

  Scherzo in A-Flat Major
39.   Scherzo in A - Flat Major 00:03:02

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: XI. November: Troika
40.   Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: XI. November: Troika 00:04:00

Scriabin, Alexander

  24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
41.   24 Preludes, Op. 11: No. 8 in F - Sharp Minor 00:02:41

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan

  Humoresques de concert, Op. 14: No. 1. Menuet celebre
42.   Humoresques de concert, Op. 14: No. 1. Menuet celebre 00:03:55

Strauss II, Johann
Tausig, Carl, arranger(s)

  Valse Caprice No. 2, Op. 167, "Man lebt nur einmal" (arr. C. Tausig for piano)
43.   Valse Caprice No. 2, Op. 167, "Man lebt nur einmal" (arr. C. Tausig for piano) 00:07:08

Total Playing Time: 01:14:53






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich; Gluck, Christoph Willibald; Handel, George Frideric; Liszt, Franz; Mendelssohn, Felix; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Paderewski, Ignacy Jan; Schubert, Franz; Scriabin, Alexander; Strauss II, Johann; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Arranger(s):
Rubinstein, Anton; Sgambati, Giovanni; Tausig, Carl

Artist(s):
Rachmaninov, Sergei

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.112058

Barcode: 636943205877

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions.


Physical Release: 05/2011

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