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Rachmaninov - Complete Piano Works

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Label: Odradek Records

Cat No: ODRBOX01

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 7

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 22nd January 2016

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006
» Preludio, Gavotte and Gigue (arr. Rachmaninov)

Bizet, Georges

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

Kreisler, Fritz

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

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Scherzo (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
Improvisations (4)
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
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 Sonata no.1 in D minor, op.28
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (4)
Polka de W R
Prelude in D minor
Prelude in F major
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
Song without words in D minor
Suite in D minor (1891)
Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42

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

Artur Pizarro (piano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006
» Preludio, Gavotte and Gigue (arr. Rachmaninov)

Bizet, Georges

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

Kreisler, Fritz

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

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Scherzo (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
Improvisations (4)
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
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 Sonata no.1 in D minor, op.28
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (4)
Polka de W R
Prelude in D minor
Prelude in F major
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies (arr. Rachmaninov for solo piano)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
Song without words in D minor
Suite in D minor (1891)
Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42

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

Artur Pizarro (piano)

About

Described as a ‘poet amongst pianists’, Portuguese artist Artur Pizarro presents the complete solo piano works of Sergei Rachmaninov. Previously released in three acclaimed volumes, this box comprising seven CDs is issued at a very special price.

A former winner of the Leeds Piano Competition, Pizarro offers his listeners a lifetime of love for, and experience with, this music which speaks, as he says, ‘of the endless variety of the human condition’.

Tracing Rachmaninov’s development as a composer from the early Nocturnes and his encounters with Tchaikovsky as a teenage student of Nikolai Zverev in the 1880s, to the so-called ‘Corelli Variations’ of the 1930s, this landmark release shines a new light on every aspect of this remarkable oeuvre.

From the famed thunderclaps of the C sharp minor Prelude, via the monumental passion of the two sonatas to the tender lyricism of many of the lesser-known miniatures, Pizarro imbues every page of this music with the fire and feeling for melodic contour for which his playing has become so admired.

Reviews of the three individal volumes:

‘Pizarro’s playing is absolutely exquisite, not only revelling in the expressive beauty of Rachmaninov's invention, but also managing to draw out lots of interesting inner melodic voices in the more densely scored passages.’ - 5 stars / Instrumental Choice - September 2015, BBC Music Magazine, Erik Levi

‘Thought-provoking… courageous and poetic.’ Gramophone, Bryce Morrison

‘You might then well want to collect the whole series. If this standard is maintained, it should then take its place alongside the complete surveys of Howard Shelley (Hyperion) and Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca).’ – Music Web International, Roy Westbrook

‘Unashamedly Romantic, with a wonderfully fluid conception of tempo and expressive nuance… a barnstorming performance, providing one of many examples of Pizarro's dazzling finger dexterity… There is a great deal to enjoy here, particularly given Odradek’s outstandingly vivid recorded sound.’ BBC Music Magazine, Erik Levi (March 2015)

‘Pizarro is more concerned with, and highly successful in, finding the underlying poetry and expressive range in all of this music. The result is a group of performances of no little musical distinction, which will surely cause some listeners to re-evaluate their approach to this great composer’s work.’ International Record Review, Robert Matthew-Walker (January 2015)

‘Much to relish.’ Gramophone, Jeremy Nicholas (January 2015)

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