Rachmaninov - Complete Works for Piano | Decca 4786348

Rachmaninov - Complete Works for Piano

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4786348

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 11

Release Date: 10th February 2014

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006 (trans. Rachmaninov)
» III Gavotte en rondeau
» I Preludio
» VII Gigue

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» II Minuetto (arr. Rachmaninov)

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud (arr. Rachmaninov)
Liebesleid (arr. Rachmaninov)

Mussorgsky, Modest

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak (arr. Rachmaninov)

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Canon in E minor
Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
Fragments
Fughetta in F major
Fugue in D minor
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
Morceaux (6) for piano duet, op.11
Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3
Morceaux de Salon, op.10
Morceaux de fantaisie in G minor 'Delmo'
Nocturnes (3)
Oriental Sketch in B flat major
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
Piano Piece in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (4)
Polka de W R
Polka italienne
Prelude in D minor
Prelude in F major
Prelude op.3 no.2 in C sharp minor
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Romance in A major (6 hands)
Romance
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
» no.7 How fair this spot (trans. piano)
Songs (15), op.26
» no.12 Night is Mournful (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Song without words in D minor
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17
Symphonic Dances, op.45 (arr two pianos)
Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), op.37
» Nunc Dimittis (arr. Rachmaninov for piano)
Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (arr. Kocsis)
Waltz in A major (6 hands)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Rachmaninov)

Schubert, Franz

Die schone Mullerin, D795
» no.2 Wohin (trans. Rachmaninov)

Smith, John Stafford

The Star-Spangled Banner (trans. Rachmaninov for piano)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.16
» no.1 Cradle Song (trans. Rachmaninov)

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Andre Previn (piano)
Vovka Ashkenazy (piano)
Dody Ashkenazy (piano)
Alastair Mackie (trumpet)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006 (trans. Rachmaninov)
» III Gavotte en rondeau
» I Preludio
» VII Gigue

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» II Minuetto (arr. Rachmaninov)

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud (arr. Rachmaninov)
Liebesleid (arr. Rachmaninov)

Mussorgsky, Modest

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak (arr. Rachmaninov)

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Canon in E minor
Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
Fragments
Fughetta in F major
Fugue in D minor
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
Morceaux (6) for piano duet, op.11
Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3
Morceaux de Salon, op.10
Morceaux de fantaisie in G minor 'Delmo'
Nocturnes (3)
Oriental Sketch in B flat major
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
Piano Piece in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (4)
Polka de W R
Polka italienne
Prelude in D minor
Prelude in F major
Prelude op.3 no.2 in C sharp minor
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Romance in A major (6 hands)
Romance
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
» no.7 How fair this spot (trans. piano)
Songs (15), op.26
» no.12 Night is Mournful (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Song without words in D minor
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17
Symphonic Dances, op.45 (arr two pianos)
Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), op.37
» Nunc Dimittis (arr. Rachmaninov for piano)
Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (arr. Kocsis)
Waltz in A major (6 hands)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Rachmaninov)

Schubert, Franz

Die schone Mullerin, D795
» no.2 Wohin (trans. Rachmaninov)

Smith, John Stafford

The Star-Spangled Banner (trans. Rachmaninov for piano)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.16
» no.1 Cradle Song (trans. Rachmaninov)

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Andre Previn (piano)
Vovka Ashkenazy (piano)
Dody Ashkenazy (piano)
Alastair Mackie (trumpet)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Conductor

Bernard Haitink

About

Vladimir Ashkenazy is the pre-eminent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music, having championed it since the outset of his career. Ashkenazy is the only musician to record all of the composer’s piano works. This collection includes all Rachmaninov’s piano music, from his earliest compositions to the final masterpieces.

In 2013, Ashkenazy celebrated his 50th anniversary as an exclusive Decca recording artist, celebrated appropriately by Decca Classics with a 50-CD Original Jackets Collection

The Piano Concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini are here in versions with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Bernard Haitink: “The combined virtues of soloists, conductor, orchestras and recording on the new Decca are really rather remarkable” - Gramophone on Piano Concerto No.1.

When Ashkenazy marked his 75th birthday (6 July 2012), he recorded a final album of Rachmaninov’s music, called ‘Rachmaninov Rarities’. This album includes the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op.10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished 'Song without Words'.

While the vast majority of the recording in this set are of digital-era provenance, the 11th CD includes earlier (analogue) versions of works included elsewhere in the set, including Ashkenazy’s earlier thoughts on the Corelli Variations and the Etudes-Tableaux, Op.39.

Contents:
CD 1
- Piano Concerto No.1 in F# minor, Op.1 (RCO / Haitink)
- Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op.40 (RCO / Haitink)
- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 (RCO / Haitink)

CD 2
- Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 (RCO / Haitink)
- Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op. 30 (RCO / Haitink)

CD 3
- Suites Nos.1 & 2 for 2 Pianos, Op.5 & 17 (André Previn)
- Symphonic Dances, Op.45 (Previn)

CD 4
- Preludes

CD 5
- Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 (1985 recording)
- Etudes-tableaux Op.39

CD 6
- Variations on a Theme of Chopin
- Piano Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28

CD 7
- Piano Sonata No.2 in Bb minor, Op.36
- Etudes-tableaux Op.33
- Russian Rhapsody for two Pianos (Previn)
- Romance in G first release
- Suite No.1 for two Pianos, Op.5 (Vovka Ashkenazy)

CD 8
- Moments musicaux, Op.16
- Morceaux de fantasie, Op.3
- Fragments (1917)
- Prelude in D minor, Op. posth. (1917)
- Zdes’khorosho, Op.21/7 (transcribed for piano)
- Vocalise, Op.34/14 (trs. Kocsis)

CD 9
Arrangements and transcriptions of works by Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bizet, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Behr, Kreisler and Rachmaninov.
- Six Pieces, Op.11
- Waltz in A for 6 hands
- Romance in A for 6 hands (Vovka Ashkenazy, Dody Ashkenazy)
- Italian Polka for piano (4 hands) and trumpet (Vovka Ashkenazy, Alastair Mackie tpt)

CD 10
- Piano piece in Ab major
- Morceaux de Salon, Op.10
- Three Nocturnes
- Four Pieces (originally Op.1)
Assorted rarities

CD 11
- Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 (1973 recording)
- 9 Etudes-tableaux Op.39 (1973 recordings)
- Etudes-tableaux Op.39 / 2,3 & 5 (1963 recordings)
- Lilacs Op.21 / 5 & Daisies Op.38 / 3 (trscr. Rachmaninov) (1978 & 1977 recordings)

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