Rachmaninov - Early Piano Works | Piano Classics PCL0123

Rachmaninov - Early Piano Works


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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL0123

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 24th February 2017



This new recording of Rachmaninovís early works offers a fascinating insight into the budding genius of the great Russian. A child prodigy at the piano, Rachmaninov was obviously drawn to his instrument when composing his first sketches and works. Pianistically challenging and bursting with melancholy and passion they are already vintage Rachmaninov and form the foundation for his later masterworks.

The recording contains several character pieces like a Song Without Words and a separate Prelude, the 3 Nocturnes and the recently discovered Suite in D minor, as well as the Morceaux de Salon, op.10.

Italian pianist Elisa Tomellini was schooled at the famous Imola Piano Academy, where her teachers included Franco Scala, Joaquin Achucarro and Alexander Lonquich. She followed masterclasses with Maurizio Pollini and Lazar Berman. She played in Washington Kennedy Center and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. Her playing combines Italian charm and Slavic passion.

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