Rachmaninov Pianist

Alexis Weissenberg - Icon: The Champagne Pianist (10CDs, 2012)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 30, 2017
Alexis Weissenberg - Icon: The Champagne Pianist (10CDs, 2012)

Alexis Weissenberg - Icon: The Champagne Pianist (10CDs, 2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,67 Gb | Artwork 14,09 Mb
Label: Warner Classics/EMI

This fine collection has a diverse range of well know piano repertoire from Bach to Gershwin and illustrates Weissenberg’s brilliance and his exciting lyrical playing. Including both orchestral and solo piano works this collection offers a magnificent range of repertoire for the piano enthusiast.
Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.
Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov: Concertos - A Conversation That Never Was (2017)

Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov: Concertos - A Conversation That Never Was (2017)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 293 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 002635200

This release – set for March 2017 – is a piece of history: it is a combination of unreleased and historic audio and visuals. It allows a unique view of the enigmatic maestro Grigory Sokolov’s life because it offers an opportunity to hear authentic performances from over ten and even twenty years ago accompanied by a brand-new film by Nadia Zhdanova.
Alexander Kobrin, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas - Rachmaninov: Héritage (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Alexander Kobrin, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas - Rachmaninov: Héritage (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 83:50 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

- Rachmaninov's Two Suite's and the Symphonic Dances are crucial works in his oeuvre and major works in the two piano literature. - Pianist Frederic D'Oria-Nicolas, noted for his sonorous piano sound and assured manner, has recorded several critcally acclaimed albums for Fondamenta. - Pianist Alexander Kobrin concertizes internationally and recently joined the Artist Faculty of Steinhardt School for Piano Studies at New York University. - Booklet notes in French and English.
Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov, Grieg & Liszt: Romantic Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Boris Giltburg - Rachmaninov, Grieg & Liszt: Romantic Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pianist Boris Giltburg - winner of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition - releases his second recording on the Orchid Classics label, following his acclaimed Prokofiev War Sonatas release of 2012. Giltburg's new project, Romantic Sonatas is inspired by the beauty and drama of piano literature from the Romantic period and features the music of Grieg, Liszt and Rachmaninov. Giltburg's War Sonatas received huge critical acclaim, including a Gramophone 'Editor's Choice' accolade and a 5-star review in the Daily Telegraph.
Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (1995/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:02 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although the late Sviatoslav Richter spent his later years concentrating on Bach, Beethoven, and Haydn, he never completely abandoned the music of his native country. His reading of Rachmaninov's most popular concerto, captured in fine late-'50s stereo, is one of the most glorious ever recorded. Richter's amazing technique is completely up to the demands of Rachmaninov's difficult writing, and he plays the heart-on-sleeve melodies with such refined intensity that they never sound sentimental. This performance is a truly amazing example of great pianism, very strongly supported by the fine orchestra and its little-known conductor.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 13, 2017
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,91 Gb | Artwork: 75,29 Mb
Label: Decca

This magnificent collection spans almost half a century, from three of Rachmaninov's Op 39 Etudes-Tableaux that Vladimir Ashkenazy recorded in 1963, to his version of the First Sonata, which was released two years ago. It's wonderfully comprehensive, including the four piano concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody, the works for two pianos (the Suites and the Symphonic Dances with André Previn, some smaller-scale pieces with Ashkenazy's son Vovka), and all manner of occasional pieces and transcriptions as well as the major solo piano works.

VA - Rachmaninov: The Essentials (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 11, 2017
VA - Rachmaninov: The Essentials (2017)

VA - Rachmaninov: The Essentials
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 199:52 min | 461 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2017

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff, 1873–1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov, it seemed, could do nothing right by most of his contemporary critics' and composers' standards. As a person, he appeared somewhat cold and aloof - Stravinsky once called him "a six-and-a-half foot tall scowl".
Raffi Besalyan - The Return: Rachmaninov, Babajanian (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Raffi Besalyan - The Return: Rachmaninov, Babajanian (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:21 minutes | 984 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Armenian-born American pianist Raffi Besalyan pays homage to his homeland with this recording featuring Rachmaninoff’s B Minor Prelude, inspired by The Return, a painting by Arnold Böcklin. The work was a favourite of the composer for his own recitals and a reminder of his years in Russia. Similarly, the folk-inspired piano music of Arno Babajanian looks back to his native Armenia in music that mixes folk idioms with the virtuosic pianism of the Russian school. Besalyan brings their music together in this programme infused with warm memories, evocations of distant lands and reminders of earlier times.
Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Sokolov - Mozart & Rachmaninov Concertos - Pinnock, Tortelier (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 298 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 170 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This release - set for March 2017 - is a piece of history: it is a combination of unreleased and historic audio and visuals. It allows a unique view of the enigmatic maestro Grigory Sokolov’s life because it offers an opportunity to hear authentic performances from over ten and even twenty years ago accompanied by a brand-new film by Nadia Zhdanova.