Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (LP) | Erato 9029593267

Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (LP)

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 9029593267

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 21st October 2016

Contents

Artists

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)
Aleksandar Madzar (piano)
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Alexander Vedernikov

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Pieces (2) for cello and piano, op.2
Vocalise, op.34 no.14

Artists

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Sabine Devieilhe (soprano)
Aleksandar Madzar (piano)
Alexander Melnikov (piano)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Alexander Vedernikov

About

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud takes on the blockbuster ‘Rach 2’ Concerto in a thrilling performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Russian maestro Alexander Vedernikov. It is coupled with more intimate Rachmaninov for piano six-hands (for which Alexandre is flanked by Alexander Melnikov and Aleksandar Madžar) and the icing on the cake: a sublime Vocalise in the original version for voice and piano, with pure-voiced French soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

Alexandre Tharaud’s recorded catalogue is large and eclectic, but this is the first time he has devoted an entire album to Russian repertoire – specifically to the music of Sergei Rachmaninov. “I was still quite young when I first played this concerto,” explains Tharaud. “I adored it … Rachmaninov’s virtuosity really appeals to young pianists. Today, of course I’m still enthralled by the concerto’s virtuosity, but now I’m more interested in its dark shadows: the sense of despair, of staring into the abyss. My interpretation of Rachmaninov has changed a lot over the years.”
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