Argerich Rachmaninoff

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2017
Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)

Louis Lortie, Hélène Mercier - Rachmaninoff: Piano Duets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 78:34 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10882

This is an excellent Rachmaninoff programme, taking us from the high romance of the relatively early Suite No. 1 to the composer’s last opus numbered work, the Symphonic Dances. The Suite No. 1 is a very fine work, and this duo plays gorgeously in that sighing third movement Les larmes. The spectacular finale, Pâques rings out spectacularly, the powerful tone of the well paired pianos delivering a remarkable listening experience.
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg: Johannes Brahms, Sergey Rachmaninov, Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel (2009)

Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire ‎- Salzburg (2009)
Johannes Brahms - Sergey Rachmaninov - Franz Schubert - Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 8570 | Time: 01:12:25

Pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire are stupendous virtuosos, and there's nothing in this recording of their 2009 Salzburg recital of staggeringly difficult works they cannot play. They know each other so well as old duo piano partners that their playing is stunning in its unity, but their distinctive individuality also comes across. What's most impressive about this recital is how completely Argerich and Freire have made this music their own. Brahms' Haydn Variations sound freer and fresher, more playful, and more profound than ever. Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances are thrillingly rhapsodic, rapturous, and dramatic. Schubert's Grand Rondeau is more lyrical, intimate, and graceful than usual, and Ravel's La Valse more ecstatic and apocalyptically over-the-top frightening than in any comparable recordings, including Argerich's own earlier releases. Captured in wonderfully clear yet wholly present digital sound, the performances on this disc will be compulsory listening for anyone who loves music, any music.

Martha Argerich - The Warner Classics Recordings (20CDs, 2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 25, 2017
Martha Argerich - The Warner Classics Recordings (20CDs, 2016)

Martha Argerich - The Warner Classics Recordings (20CDs, 2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,91 Gb
Label: Warner Classics

“Unquestionably one of the greatest pianists of all time” is how Gramophone magazine has described Martha Argerich. Her relationship with Warner Classics goes back to 1965 and her victory at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Over several decades it has produced a rich catalogue of live and studio recordings, embracing a repertoire that spans three centuries, a diversity of genres, and collaborations with such figures as Renaud Capuçon, Charles Dutoit, Nelson Freire, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky and Itzhak Perlman.
Julia Severus - Rachmaninoff: Rare Piano Transcriptions (2017)

Julia Severus - Rachmaninoff: Rare Piano Transcriptions
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:11 min | 237 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017

Sergey Rachmaninov’s songs rival his piano works in terms of popularity, and are the culmination of a uniquely Russian lyrical tradition. Piano transcription became a fashionable art form in its own right after Liszt’s work in the genre, and Rachmaninov’s elaborate piano parts make his romances ideal for solo performance in works that express effortless sensuality as well as darkness and loss. Unearthed in 2002, Rachmaninov’s own transcription of his remarkable Suite in D minor explores both tragic depths and light-hearted bravura.
LPO, Vladimir Jurowski, Vsevolod Grivnov - Serge Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (arr. Jurowski) (2016)
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Vsevolod Grivnov, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: LPO | # LPO-0088 | Time: 00:59:20

This recording features one of today’s most sought-after conductors, Vladimir Jurowski, who was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, with many of his recordings on the LPO Label being chosen for special mentions by BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine. When Rachmaninoff finally settled in Switzerland in the early 1930s, it was here, in the tranquil surroundings he needed for inspiration, that he wrote the Third Symphony. Sir Henry Wood, writing in his autobiography My Life of Music (1938), predicted that Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony would ‘prove as popular as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth’. These arrangements of Rachmaninoff’s 10 Songs were made by Vladimir Jurowski’s grandfather, also called Vladimir (1915–72), whose first experience of Rachmaninoff’s music was in Russia after the Second World War. He orchestrated 10 songs specifically for the celebrated Russian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky, who recorded them with the conductor Kiril Kondrashin.
Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Vladimir Jurowski - Medtner, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos (2017)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 82:09 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA68145

Like the legendary pianists of the 19th and early 20th century, such as Sigismund Thalberg, Franz Liszt, Leopold Godowsky, and Ignace Jan Paderewski, it often sounds as if Marc-André Hamelin has more than 10 fingers. His ability to play fiendishly difficult music, make it sound as if it's a stroll in the park, yet imbue it with musical sensitivity makes him worthy of the description "super-virtuoso" by The New York Times' Harold Schoenberg. Hamelin studied at the Vincent d'Indy School of Music in Montréal with Yvonne Hubert, a pupil of Cortot, then received bachelor's and master's degrees at Temple University, working under Russell Sherman and Harvey Weeden.
Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & 3 (2017)

Ensemble Amarillis - Bach & Telemann: Effervescence concertante (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:27 min | 234 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

„After the disastrous premiere of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 in 1897, the composer fell into a deep depression and suffered severe writer's block. Luckily, the composition of his Piano Concerto No. 2 marked his full recovery, and it's a good job he took his time over it: every memorable phrase, swelling cello line, and weighty piano chord is beautifully placed to create a musical masterpiece. Glorious melody after glorious melody flows from the keyboard; the dialogue between orchestra and soloist is divine; and Rachmaninov undoubtedly had a hit on his hands.
Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)

Martha Argerich - The Collection 2: The Concerto Recordings (2009) {Box Set 7CD)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | RAR | 2082 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 0289 477 8124 0 GB

Since she won the seventh International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in 1965 at the age of 24, this Argentine concert pianist has mostly avoided the limelight; she remains, however, one of the greatest interpreters of classical music.
RCO & Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 (2016)

RCO & Mariss Jansons - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:48 | 128 MB
Label: RCO Live

The RCO's performance history of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony is strangely uneven. Already three years after its completion the symphony was performed by Willem Mengelberg in a programme that also boasted the composer as soloist in his own Piano Concerto No. 3. After that the symphony was performed again in 1921 and then there's a gap of 59 years. From 1980 on no less than conductors (including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kirill Kondrashin and Kurt Sanderling) put it on the RCO's music stands. Its latest RCO incarnation proved to be an ideal performance. ith Mariss Jansons at the helm, heart and mind of this piece were totally balanced and the opulence of the RCO's sound at the Concertgebouw was perfectly suited to Rachmaninoff's most beloved symphony.

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Dec. 2, 2016
Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)

Rachmaninoff Edition - Complete Works: Box Set 31CDs (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 4,62 Gb | Scans 269 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics | Release Year: 2008

This is a wonderful collection of all the great composer's known works, and is a must buy for anyone who enjoy's Rachmaninoff. While most of the recordings are not perhaps the absolute best that are out there, they are all still, for the most part, quite good. The only real issues I can find with this set are two rather small ones. On the recording of the symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead, there is an odd static-like sound that starts at about 17 minutes into the piece, which then disappears briefly, before reappearing once more. It is rather irritating, especially considering that the rest of the recording is very nice.