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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.   Play with flash player I. Moderato - Allegro 00:09:15
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio sostenuto 00:10:03
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro scherzando 00:09:58
  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43
4.   Play with flash player Introduction: Allegro vivace. Variation 1 (Precedente) 00:00:34
5.   Play with flash player Theme: L'istesso tempo 00:00:18
6.   Play with flash player Variation 2: L'istesso tempo 00:00:18
7.   Play with flash player Variation 3: L'istesso tempo 00:00:24
8.   Play with flash player Variation 4: Più vivo 00:00:28
9.   Play with flash player Variation 5: Tempo precedente 00:00:27
10.   Play with flash player Variation 6: L'istesso tempo 00:00:59
11.   Play with flash player Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato 00:00:59
12.   Play with flash player Variation 8: Tempo I 00:00:31
13.   Play with flash player Variation 9: L'istesso tempo 00:00:30
14.   Play with flash player Variation 10: Poco marcato 00:00:50
15.   Play with flash player Variation 11: Moderato 00:01:24
16.   Play with flash player Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto 00:01:21
17.   Play with flash player Variation 13: Allegro 00:00:27
18.   Play with flash player Variation 14: L'istesso tempo 00:00:40
19.   Play with flash player Variation 15: Più vivo scherzando 00:01:01
20.   Play with flash player Variation 16. Allegretto 00:01:18
21.   Play with flash player Variation 17: (Allegretto) 00:01:32
22.   Play with flash player Variation 18: Andante cantabile 00:02:57
23.   Play with flash player Variation 19: A tempo vivace 00:00:32
24.   Play with flash player Variation 20: Un poco più vivo 00:00:35
25.   Play with flash player Variation 21: Un poco più vivo 00:00:25
26.   Play with flash player Variation 22: Un poco più vivo (Alla breve) 00:01:43
27.   Play with flash player Variation 23. L'istesso tempo 00:00:50
28.   Play with flash player Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso 00:01:13
  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
29.   Play with flash player 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: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111289

Barcode: 0747313328925

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 06/2008

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