Rachmaninov

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Corelli Variations (2017)

Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Corelli Variations (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:54:12 | 125 MB
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2017

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. Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kirill Karabits, this album presents Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, considered one of the most popular pieces for piano. Featured in several films (including The Seven Year Itch), it appears very often in concert programmes worldwide. The concerto is coupled with one of Rachmaninov’s most popular pieces for solo piano, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42, which traditionally combines strong virtuosic playing with deep thinking.

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.
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.
Nikita Magaloff – Scriabine, Moussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev (1989)

Nikita Magaloff – Scriabine, Moussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev (1989)
Classical/Romantic/Early 20th C. | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 73m21s | 265mb
Label: Montaigne | MAG 8941
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.
Rachmaninov - Earl Wild - Piano concertos Nos 1-4, Rhapsody (1966, reissue 2003, Chandos # CHAN X10078(2)) [RE-UP]

Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano concertos Nos 1-4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Earl Wild / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein
EAC+LOG+CUE | 2xWV: 585 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHAN X10078(2) | Country/Year: UK 2003, 1966
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

…Jascha Horenstein's incisive, colorful support is a major asset, and the Royal Philharmonic plays beautifully for him. If you don't mind the Third Concerto cuts (or already have Martha Argerich's landmark third), these classic performances only get better with age, and the sonics are still terrific. Go for it, piano fans
Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)

Tchaikovsky - Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake, Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances (2011)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov - conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Classics | # SIGCD229 | Time: 01:14:36

Signum’s fourth disc with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra continues their series of the great core Russian repertoire. Featuring the Orchestral suite of one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets Swan Lake, complemented with Rachmaniov’s final composition Symphonic Dances.
Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition]

Sergey Rachmaninov - The Complete Piano Concertos and Paganini Rhapsody (2007) [The Russian Piano Tradition]
The First Soviet Recordings: Sviatoslav Richter, Yakov Zak, Lev Oborin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 462 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 380 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Appian Publications & Recordings | # APR 6005 | Time: 02:24:36

It's a wonderful treat to find an album whose interest rests equally on its musical as well as historical merits. As such, the present two-disc sets of the complete Rachmaninoff concertos and Paganini Rhapsody cannot be beat. The three pianists heard here – Richter, Zak, and Oborin – represent the pinnacle of postwar Russian pianists. Richter is most likely the one still known to the majority of American listeners. But Zak (who was immensely influential not only as a performer but as a pedagogue) and Oborin (who was the first winner of the Chopin Competition) were recognized equally during their lifetimes. All three had a profound and obvious command of Rachmaninoff, and the performances heard here clearly demonstrate this fact.