RACHMANINOV Piano Concertos 1 - 4 / Ashkenazy

SERGEI VASSILIEVICH RACHMANINOV

Piano Concertos 1 - 4
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini; Preludes;
Études-Tableaux a.o.
Vladimir Ashkenazy
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn
Int. Release 02 Jun. 1997
6 CDs / Download
6 CDs 0289 455 2342 2 lc6
Decca DDD/ADD


Track List

CD 1: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 1

1.
13:25

2.
6:54

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

4.
11:06

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Total Playing Time: 1:02:46

CD 2: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40

5.
6:54

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Total Playing Time: 1:11:55

CD 3: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36

1913 Version

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Etudes-Tableaux, Op.33

5.
2:47

6.
2:35

8.
2:40

12.
2:43

5 Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 1:16:04

CD 4: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

10 Preludes, Op.23

13 Préludes, Op.32

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 1:14:36

CD 5: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Suite No.1 for 2 Pianos, Op.5

1.
7:39

3.
6:13

Suite No.2 for 2 Pianos, Op.17

Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 1:14:29

CD 6: Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos, etc.

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Symphonic Dances, Op.45

Two pianos

10.
11:28

Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn

Total Playing Time: 1:09:50

. . . the sound and balance are superb, and there's nothing to cloud your sense of Ashkenazy's greatness in all these works . . . What nobility of feeling and what dark regions of the imagination he relishes and explores in page after page of the Third Concerto . . . His rubato is as natural as it's distinctive, and his way of easing from one idea to another shows him at his most intimately and romantically responsive . . . Such imaginative fervour and delicacy are just as central to Ashkenazy's other performances . . . Previn works hand in glove with his soloist. Clearly, this is no one-night partnership but the product of the greatest musical sympathy. The opening of the Third Concerto's Intermezzo could hardly be given with a more idiomatic, brooding melancholy, a perfect introduction for all that's to follow. If you want playing which captures Rachmaninov's always elusive, opalescent centre then Ashkenazy is hard to beat.