Rachmaninov

Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 19, 2017
Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)

Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:41 | 176 MB
Label: Decca

The first ever recording of Rachmaninov’s complete preludes (1941–42). Released on CD for the first time. Throughout a career spanning over 60 years, Dame Moura Lympany was closely associated with the music of Rachmaninov. It began as an unlikely meeting of minds and fingers: what was this slight and beautiful young Englishwoman doing with music that needed the composer’s own huge hands to span its ninths and tenths, written by a man immortalized in Stravinsky’s quip, ‘a six-and-a-half-foot scowl’?
Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Corelli Variations (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Corelli Variations (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:55 minutes | 547 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Following the success of her first two albums, which established Vanessa Benelli Mosell as a successful classical artist (pupil of Stockhausen and devotee to the development of classical music), her third album with Decca focusses on mainstream repertoire.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Sudbin plays Medtner & Rachmaninov (2015) {BIS}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 23, 2017
Yevgeny Sudbin - Sudbin plays Medtner & Rachmaninov (2015) {BIS}

Yevgeny Sudbin - Sudbin plays Medtner & Rachmaninov (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booklet | 206 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 147 mb
Classical | Label: BIS / BIS-1848

This is a wondrous disc. Yevgeny Sudbin has not been alone in championing the piano music of Nikolay Medtner: in recent times Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Osborne and Hamish Milne have all brought their special insights into a composer who can perhaps on occasion seem problematic and somehow remote. Sudbin, however, seems to have an exceptional affinity with Medtner’s language. He brings both his heart and his head into play when performing these pieces. His head tackles and illuminates textures and harmonies that might seem opaque and knotty on a first study of the scores; his heart is then harnessed to convey the extraordinary sensibility, passion and thoroughly individual cast of melody that courses through the music. As usual with Sudbin’s series of BIS discs, he also writes his own booklet-notes in a lucid way that testifies both to his enthusiasm and to his understanding.
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Ravel & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1958/2000) {EMI}

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Ravel & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1958/2000) {EMI}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 216MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli's classic recordings of the Ravel G major and Rachmaninov G minor concertos have never been out of the catalog since they first appeared more than 40 years ago. Surface and style are one in this music, and the Italian pianist remains unsurpassed for his icy precision and micro-detailing. He brings pinpointed elan to Rachmaninov's sizzling cross-rhythms in the Fourth Concerto's Allegro Vivace movement, as well as laser-like concentration to the tartly lush Largo. Few have matched Michelangeli's nuance and color in the Ravel concerto, and his seamless dispatch of Ravel's "singing sword" effect in the opening movement belies the notion that you can't bend notes on a piano.
Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)

Karajan In Concert: Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Rossini, Wagner, Weber (2008/1974)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.19Gb+4.19Gb (2xDVD5) | 207 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: English

“this DVD brings compelling accounts of the master at work, visually as well as aurally. There is a powerful intensity to the Beethoven overtures and the opening of William Tell is beautifully done, with glorious playing from the Berliners…There is plenty of fascinating archival material to see; and within the maestro's obviously glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, he emerges as a musical communicator of warmth - and humour too. A most revealing issue.” (The Penguin Guide)
Harriet Krijgh & Magda Amara - Serge Rachmaninov: Works for Cello & Piano (2015)

Harriet Krijgh & Magda Amara - Serge Rachmaninov: Works for Cello & Piano (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Capriccio | # C5258 | Time: 00:52:46

The Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh and Russian pianist Magda Amara present a program of Rachmaninov pieces that sensitively reflect and capture his genius with this release. Along with well known Rachmaninov repertoire, the CD also includes Sonata for cello and piano op.19 which evolved after a lengthy period of depression and compositional despair catalyzed by the critical failure of his Symphony Nr. 1 and requiring therapeutic treatments to end. Some have said that after emerging from this creative black hole, Rachmaninovs humility and compassion produced works that were richer than was the case previously. This release makes a convincing argument that this was indeed the case.
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2, Rimsky-Korsakov - Sheherazade (Yuri Temirkanov, Denis Matsuev) (2013)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.15 Gb (DVD9) | 150 min
Classical | EuroArts

The Annecy Classic Festival has become a major player in the national and international cultural landscape. In residence at the 2013 Annecy Classic Festival, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic closes the festival and joins forces with its iconic conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Together with multi-gifted musician Denis Matsuev, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites us on a journey, whose secret lies in Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2 and the Symphonic Dances. Denis Matsuev, the «Siberian Bear» as they call him, interprets the Piano Concerto No.2 virtuously and passionately. Yuri Temirkanov takes us on a journey through One Thousand and One Nights with a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s lush Sheherazade, with its intoxicating scents and the glowing, oriental colours.
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995) [Lidstrom, Ashkenazy]

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.
Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)

Sviatoslav Richter - Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Preludes (2012)
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, USSR Radio-TV State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sanderling

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 056 | Time: 01:15:39

In celebration of their twentieth anniversary, this essential release from Praga focuses on the artistry of the great Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter. In an all-Rachmaninov program, Richter is heard in the first two Piano Concertos accompanied by the great conductor Kurt Sanderling in live performances recorded in the 50s - well before he began touring internationally. Praga's hybrid SACD pairs remastered monophonic recordings of the concertos with four of Richter's favorite Preludes recorded in stereo during his first tour of North America in 1960. Praga has employed the best of today's cutting-edge restoration techniques to present these important historical recordings in all their original glory.
Stephen Hough, Dallas SO, Andrew Litton - Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2004)

Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton -
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra; Paganini Rhapsody (2004)

PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 144:42 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 6,71 GB
or FLAC Stereo 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 2,39 GB

The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Sergei Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianist’s perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and let’s not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more.