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Thu 13 Apr, 2017:
Scriabin: The Ten Piano Sonatas; Fantasy in B minor, Op 28

Quite a journey from Moscow-born Alexander Scriabin’s First Piano Sonata to the Tenth, composed between 1892 and 1913; he himself is dated...

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Fri 03 Mar, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13

Stitched together from two live performances that took place in Dortmund's Konzerthaus towards the end of February 2016, this is a far from negligible...

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Fri 10 Feb, 2017:
Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor; No 2 in D minor; Kreisler: Preghiera

Three recordings of Rachmaninov’s sizeable D minor Trio have caught my attention in the last few weeks: the vintage Oistrakh Trio (DG) with pianist...

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Mon 17 Oct, 2016:
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50; Rachmaninov: Trios élégiaques – No 1 in G minor (1892); No 2 in D minor, Op 9

The Tchaikovsky Piano Trio receives a bold and forthright reading here from Trio Soloisti. Gestures and phrases are emphatic and clearly defined....

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Fri 23 Sep, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; Balakirev: Tamara

Valery Gergiev rounds off his Rachmaninov symphony cycle for LSO Live with this typically red-blooded account of the First, whose shambles of a...

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Fri 12 Aug, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27

Mariss Jansons can always be relied on to give well-paced and elegantly structured accounts of core-repertoire symphonies. The reading here has drive...

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Thu 07 Jul, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op 39; Moments musicaux, Op 16

Rachmaninov’s two sets of Études-tableaux contain some of his greatest and most vivid writing for solo piano. The nine pieces that make up the opus...

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Wed 29 Jun, 2016:
Reconnection

Reconnection finds former BBC Young Musician of the Year piano winner Ruth McGinley returning to the fray after a troubled professional period. As...

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Thu 10 Mar, 2016:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44; Symphonic Dances, Op 45

This 81-minute disc couples 24-carat Rachmaninov masterpieces, both late works, Symphonic Dances his swansong, written for Eugene Ormandy and the...

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Thu 10 Dec, 2015:
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op 65; Étude, Op 25 No 7 (arr Franchomme); Introduction et Polonaise brillante, Op 3; Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata Op 19; Vocalise, Op 34 No 14

The soloist’s opening phrase of the Rachmaninov Sonata is marked piano, a directive that carries through to the allegro moderato where the pianist...

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Thu 03 Dec, 2015:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44; Symphonic Dances, Op 45; Caprice bohémien, Op 12; The Rock, Op 7; Vocalise, Op 34 No 14

A strongly recommendable package, this, which reveals Paavo Järvi as a Rachmaninov interpreter of abundant flair, temperament and sensitivity. By the...

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Thu 02 Apr, 2015:
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor, Op 13; The Rock, Op 7

I suspect I’m not alone in still admiring Walter Weller’s Suisse Romande Rachmaninov 1, a superb performance with wonderful Decca sound...

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