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RACHMANINOV, Sergey: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 4 - The Thomas A. Edison Inc. Recordings (April 1919)

    




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RACHMANINOV, Sergey: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 4 - The Thomas A. Edison Inc. Recordings (April 1919)

Rachmaninov was obliged to start a new life after abandoning all his possessions when leaving Russia for good in 1917. He sought his fortune in the New World, supporting his family as a pianist and giving numerous concerts. This activity generated interest from fledgling record companies, and before long Rachmaninov was working for Thomas Edison in his New York studio. These new transfers of ‘approved’ and ‘held’ made using the old acoustic process known as ‘hill-and dale’ reveal more about the instrument Rachmaninov played (probably a Lauter piano) than ever before, as well as opening out his robustly virtuoso approach to Chopin, the beautiful tone he gives to Mozart, and his breathtaking technique in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, the longest solo work he ever recorded.


Chopin, Fryderyk

  Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat Major, Op. 42 (Take A)
1.   Waltz No. 5 in A - Flat Major, Op. 42 (Take A) 00:04:01
2.   Waltz No. 5 in A - Flat Major, Op. 42 (Take C) 00:03:52

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme: Andante grazioso - Variation 1 - Variation 5 - Variation 6 (Take A)
3.   Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme: Andante grazioso - Variation 1 - Variation 5 - Variation 6 (Take A) 00:04:08
4.   Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme: Andante grazioso - Variation 1 - Variation 5 - Variation 6 (Take C) 00:04:09

Tausig, Carl

  Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 for piano) (Take A)
5.   Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 for piano) (Take A) 00:04:02
6.   Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9/L.413/P.65 for piano) (Take C) 00:03:57

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take A)
7.   Waltz No. 8 in A - Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take A) 00:02:50
8.   Waltz No. 8 in A - Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take B) 00:02:45
9.   Waltz No. 8 in A - Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take C) 00:02:49

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take A)
10.   Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take A) 00:10:35
11.   Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take B) 00:10:27
12.   Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take C) 00:10:32
  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (Take A)
13.   Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C - Sharp Minor (Take A) 00:03:49
14.   Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C - Sharp Minor (Take C) 00:03:51

Total Playing Time: 01:11:47






Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Tausig, Carl

Artist(s):
Rachmaninov, Sergey

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111407

Barcode: 747313340729

Distribution Note(s):

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


Physical Release: 05/2017

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