Rachmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux op.39, Corelli Variations, Six Poems op.38 | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG501978

Rachmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux op.39, Corelli Variations, Six Poems op.38

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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG501978

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 17th June 2016

Contents

Artists

Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Elena Brilova (soprano)

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
Songs (6), op.38
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42

Artists

Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Elena Brilova (soprano)

About

Alternating the roles of soloist and accompanist, Alexander Melnikov has brought together here two works emblematic of Rachmaninov at his creative peak: the famous Études-tableaux, op.39, and Six Poems, op.38, were followed by a very long silence. In 1931, it was a man broken by destiny who produced the Variations on a Theme by Corelli, a bitter work that yearns for a past gone forever.

“This stunning disc is finely recorded and makes you look forward to a further balance of songs and piano music from both these remarkable artists.” - Bryce Morrison, Gramophone, April 2008

“This is Rachmaninov without frills, without superfluity, without artifice (though with oh such art!). This is Rachmaninov.” - Alexander Levin, Piano, March/April 2008

“No need for other benchmarks: this opulently recorded Rachmaninov disc is essential.”
- David Nice, BBC Music Magazine, August 2008

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