Rachmaninov Pianist

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trios (2017)

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trio
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:03 min | 153 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

A "dream team" trio of interpreters for these deeply emotional masterpieces of Russian Romanticism. Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday on (February 27th, 2017) with a special chamber music program together with outstanding young pianist Daniil Trifonov and renowned cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite, both of whom he personally chose for this recording.
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.
Steven Osborne - Medtner & Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Steven Osborne - Medtner & Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 72:00 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Steven Osborne has become increasingly admired for his performances and recordings of Russian Romantic piano music, playing with a remarkable level of authority and a rare combination of technical ease, tonal lustre and idiomatic identification. Here he presents an impressive selection from two masters who lived and worked contemporaneously. Both were renowned concert pianists, and both wrote superbly for their instrument. Yet their reputations could not be more divergent. Rachmaninov utterly loved; Medtner only now becoming rehabilitated.
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37;  Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Vespers, Op. 37; Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)
The Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jaroslav Brych, conductor, Soloists

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD 350 043 | Time: 01:01:32

The Prague Philharmonic choir join over a dozen others who have recorded Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, a work once thought the special property of the Russian choirs who are, of course, prominent in the lists. The Czechs sing it without a cantor, and more as a concert work than some of the others do. Though they take the famous scale in the Nunc dimittis, descending to a profound B flat, in their stride, they are not as sonorous as some others, and their particular contribution is to sing the music lightly and flexibly, with a lively response to the words. They have excellent sopranos, safe in intonation when attacking the exposed high entries in thirds which are a feature of the music, and a good tenor for the three numbers that involve him as a soloist. The Magnificat, with all its tempo changes and shifts of register, is expressively done, as are the light rhythms of ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord’.

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.

Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 13, 2017
Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas (2017)

Nina Kotova - Rachmaninov & Prokofiev: Cello Sonatas
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:47 min | 156 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Cellist, Nina Kotova, praised by Gramophone magazine as a “strong and individual artist [whose] depth of feeling and technical control are never in doubt,” here partners with pianist Fabio Bidini in two landmark Russian sonatas from the 20th century, Rachmaninov’s in G minor and Prokofiev’s in C major, and in two smaller pieces by Tchaikovsky.
Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015) [TR24][OF]

Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin - Rachmaninov Variations (2015)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96.0kHz ~ 1,26 Gb | Digital Booklet | 01:19:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

While Sergey Rachmaninov is justly celebrated for his piano concertos and symphonies, his sets of variations shouldn't be overlooked, for they are among his most inventive and satisfying works. Russian pianist Danil Trifonov plays the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, the Variations on a Theme of Chopin, and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli on this 2015 Deutsche Grammophon release, and he offers his own special tribute to the composer in his solo piano suite, Rachmaniana. For the Rhapsody, Trifonov is joined by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, an ensemble that counts historic performances with Rachmaninov as part of its heritage, and plays with its characteristic lush sound and passionate expression…
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.