Rachmaninov - Works for Piano and Orchestra | Melodiya MELCD1002128

Rachmaninov - Works for Piano and Orchestra

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002128

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd February 2014

Contents

Artists

Viktor Yeresko (piano)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Nikolai Petrov (piano)
Sergey Dorensky (piano)
USSR State Academiс Symphony Orchestra
Leningrad Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra
All-Union Radio Big Symphony Orchestra
USSR Ministry of Culture State Orchestra

Conductors

Gennady Provatorov
Kurt Sanderling
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Alexander Dmitriyev

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43

Artists

Viktor Yeresko (piano)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Nikolai Petrov (piano)
Sergey Dorensky (piano)
USSR State Academiс Symphony Orchestra
Leningrad Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra
All-Union Radio Big Symphony Orchestra
USSR Ministry of Culture State Orchestra

Conductors

Gennady Provatorov
Kurt Sanderling
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Alexander Dmitriyev

About

Firma Melodiya presents an uncommon set of concertos for piano and orchestra by Sergei Rachmaninov.

These compositions have been a criterion of every pianistís musical mastery and artistic individuality for a long time. Their successful performance by young musicians opens a path to extensive concert activities, and the interpretations by well-known pianists bring new comparisons and discussions to life.

The set is a collection of performances of all Rachmaninovís concertos by various pianists of the second half of the 20th century - each of them left an important trace in the history of piano art.

The first is performed by Viktor Yeresko, a recognized interpreter of Rachmaninovís music (his repertoire includes all the piano works by the composer) and continuer of genuine authorís performing traditions.

A large-scale, epic and dramatic Concerto No.2 is featured in the rendition by the great Sviatoslav Richter, one of the most prominent personalities of the 20th century world pianism.

A most virtuosic, lyric and expressive Concerto No.3 is played by the English pianist Peter Donohoe, whose sharp and tragic rendition of Rachmaninov once astonished the listeners and jury of the Tchaikovsky International Competition.

A more rarely performed Concerto No.4, which was finished by the composer when he was an emigrant, was recorded by Nikolai Petrov, who is not a 'Rachmaninovís' pianist as it may seem but who came up with his own rendition of the music.

The Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is performed by Sergey Dorensky, a remarkable pianist and teacher. Many of his pupils are brilliant representatives of the traditions of the Russian piano school.

Contents:
CD 1

- Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1
Viktor Yeresko (piano)
USSR State Academiс Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Provatorov
Recorded: 1985, at the Big Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory

- Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Leningrad Philharmonic Society Symphony Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling
Recorded: 1959, at the Big Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory

CD 2
- Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Central Television and All-Union Radio Big Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Fedoseyev
Recorded at the Big Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory on 8 July 1982

CD 3
- Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op.40
Nikolai Petrov (piano)
All-Union Radio Big Symphony Orchestra / Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Recorded: 1965

- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
Sergey Dorensky (piano)
USSR Ministry of Culture State Orchestra / Alexander Dmitriyev
Recorded: 1982

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