Rachmaninov

Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999) (Repost)

Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:35 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550987

A majority of well-known composers have written at least a few chamber compositions in their entire lifetime. The most famous would have to be Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and probably Prokofiev. Some, including Respighi and Vaughan Williams, are overlooked or even rejected in today's society. Whether it's because of lack of originality or excessive complexities, these sorts of compositions are always left in the dark. Take Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, for instance. This 35-minute work doesn't receive the complete recognition it deserves. It's overshadowed by the composer's piano concertos and symphonies, all of which are respectfully first-rate works in their own right.

Sergej Rachmaninov - His Complete Recordings: Box Set 10CDs (2005)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 26, 2016
Sergej Rachmaninov - His Complete Recordings: Box Set 10CDs (2005)

Sergej Rachmaninov - His Complete Recordings: Box Set 10CDs (2005)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,47 Mb | Scans 13 Mb
Label: BMG-RCA RED SEAL | Release Year: 2005

Although Sergei Rachmaninov considered himself first and foremost a composer, the last two decades of his life found him knee-deep in his “second career” as a touring concert pianist and recording artist. In 1992, RCA Gold Seal brought out all of Rachmaninov’s recorded performances in a 10-disc set, now reprinted as a space-saving budget box.

Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 24, 2016
Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)

Boris Berezovsky - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4 (2006)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) 314 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps 188 MB | Covers Included | 73:54
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 019

There are many factors that contribute to a great and worthwhile album; the actual performance (in this case by orchestra and soloist) is obviously important, but also significant is recorded sound quality, programming, interesting and informative liner notes, and (although less important) nice packaging doesn't hurt, either. This CD of Rachmaninov's First and Fourth piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini gives listeners all of these things. The liner notes provide an exceptionally useful timeline highlighting the chronology of two concertos, showing where revisions were made and when the final version emerged relative to the initial sketches. The Orchestre Philharmonique de l'Oural does a superb job of providing a lush and sensual backdrop for all three works heard here.
London Symphony Orchestra, Mily Balakirev & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1 (2016)

London Symphony Orchestra, Mily Balakirev & Valery Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 1
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 61:19 min | 1.29 GB | Digital booklet
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

This new release in the LSO Live cycle of Rachmaninovs complete symphonies features his Symphony No. 1. The piece was composed in 1895 at his Ivanovka estate in Tambov, Russia. The premiere was a disaster due to poor conductor performance and under-rehearsal, but the score was rediscovered after the composers death and has since been frequently performed. English composer and professor Robert Simpson calls the First Symphony a powerful work in its own right convinced, individual, finely constructed, and achieving a genuinely tragic and heroic expression.
Valery Gergiev and The London Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov Symphony No1 and Balakirev Tamara (2016)

Valery Gergiev and The London Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninov Symphony No1 and Balakirev Tamara (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:01:19 | 163 MB
Label: London Symphony Orchestra | Release Year: 2016

This new release in the LSO Live cycle of Rachmaninovs complete symphonies features his Symphony No. 1. The piece was composed in 1895 at his Ivanovka estate in Tambov, Russia. The premiere was a disaster due to poor conductor performance and under-rehearsal, but the score was rediscovered after the composers death and has since been frequently performed. English composer and professor Robert Simpson calls the First Symphony a powerful work in its own right convinced, individual, finely constructed, and achieving a genuinely tragic and heroic expression.

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Oct. 23, 2016
Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:36 | 153 MB
Label: Erato

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.
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.
Lang Lang, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Paganini: Rhapsody (2005)

Lang Lang, Orchestra Of The Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
- Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Paganini: Rhapsody (2005/2015)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:32 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Lang Lang at the keyboard with Valery Gergiev at the podium might seem like too combustible a combination. The young pianist, after all, has quickly become famous for his high-octane virtuosity, while the conductor's take-no-prisoners approach has produced some truly incendiary orchestral recordings, especially in the Russian repertoire that he practically owns these days.
Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)

Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan - Rachmaninov, Chopin: Cello Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 198 MB
Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002375302 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

Together with long-term duo partner Inon Barnatan, best-selling Decca cellist Alisa Weilerstein records two of the giants of ‘cello chamber music: the Rachmaninov and Chopin sonatas. Alisa Weilerstein’s debut on Decca with the Elgar Cello Concerto (conducted by Daniel Barenboim; his first recording of this outstanding work since his earlier recording with the legendary Jacqueline du Pre) was received rapturously by critics worldwide; and her subsequent recording of the Dvorak cello concerto no less well-received.
Valery Gergiev, LSO - Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony In Three Movements (2012)

Valery Gergiev, LSO - Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony In Three Movements (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:37 minutes | 555 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet