Rachmaninov, Ashkenazy

Favourite Rachmaninov: Ashkenazy, LSO, Previn  Music

Posted by -Tomi- at Sept. 26, 2009
Favourite Rachmaninov: Ashkenazy, LSO, Previn

Favourite Rachmaninov: Ashkenazy, LSO, Previn
Classical | DECCA, Release: 1992 | Jet Audio Rip | APE Tracks, no cue, no cover | 2CDs, 546 MB - WinRAR, 6 parts | RS.com

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.
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995) [Lidstrom, Ashkenazy]

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No. 2; Aram Khachaturian: Cello Concerto; Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1995)
Mats Lidström, cello; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor & piano
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-719 | Time: 01:05:28

Mats Lidström is that rare thing, an original musician. The sheer mercurial energy which drives his performances can be both engaging and disturbing, but there is always a searching intelligence at work. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra lost much when its compelling, if unpredictable, lead cellist departed. These two concertos show him at his persuasive best, bringing lesser known works to life. Kabalevsky’s 1964 Concerto stretches and yawns with slow pizzicato before springing into urgent life. Sub-Shostakovich in its motifs and tonality, it is nevertheless well-constructed and uses the saxophone to great effect. In both Allegro movements Lidström achieves a lightning speed and attack and, though Raphael Wallfisch’s recording on Nimbus has a more solid beauty of tone, the Swede’s nervous anticipation makes up for the thinner sound of his Grancino cello. Khachaturian’s 1946 Concerto would make a wonderful soundtrack to a cinematic faux-Oriental extravaganza, with its twisting major and minor intervals, and almost sleazy chromaticism. Lidström really knows how to swing, and makes the most of the memorable melodies.
Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)

Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 975

Noriko Ogawa and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra return to the works of Rachmaninov with a disc featuring his first and fourth piano concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninov’s first concerto was written while he was a student at the Moscow Concervatory, but underwent considerable revisions up to 1917.

Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1); Songs (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 6, 2015
Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1); Songs (2014)

Rachmaninov: Monna Vanna (Act 1); Songs (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1249

Rachmaninov’s rarely heard, and unfinished opera, Monna Vanna is recorded here in a newer edition by Gennadi Belov and led by Vladimir Ashkenazy, an iconic artist and expert in Russian music. This recording of Monna Vanna is a world première recording of the sung Russian version – the language in which Rachmaninov originally intended the opera to be performed.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Previn - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.70 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

The Rachmaninov Piano Concertos performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn are among the most iconic recordings in the Decca Classics catalogue. For the first time in over 40 years, the recordings have been remastered in ultra-high quality 96kHz 24-bit audio at Abbey Road Studios.

Rachmaninov Rarities - Vladimir Ashkenazy (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 13, 2013
Rachmaninov Rarities - Vladimir Ashkenazy (2013)

Rachmaninov Rarities - Vladimir Ashkenazy (2013)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001808702

Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy is considered the pre-eminent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music, and as he marked his seventy-fifth birthday (6 July 2012), he recorded a final album of the composer’s music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op.10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished 'Song without Words'.
Rachmaninov: Piano Trios - Ashkenazy, Visontay, Lidstrom (2013)

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios - Ashkenazy, Visontay, Lidstrom (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 001903402

Ashkenazy Completes Lifelong Project To Record Each Of Rachmaninov’s Works With Piano. Vladimir Ashkenazy, one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our times, crowns his lifelong project to record each of Rachmaninov’s works with piano with the release of Rachmaninov Piano Trios. He performs the composer’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor and the Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor Op. 9.
Rachmaninov - The Symphonies - Ashkenazy (1998) (Repost)

Rachmaninov - The Symphonies (1998)
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Concertgebouw Orchestra
Classical | EAC | FLAC+log+cue | booklet scans | Decca 455 798-2 | 3CD | 1.01 GB

Vladimir Ashkenazy's love of Rachmaninov's music is evident not only on the keyboard, but also at the podium. His conducting of Rachmaninov's music is absolutely first rate, with an ample mix of passion and precision. I am certain that these fine recordings undoubtedly helped raise his stature as a noteworthy conductor. Under his direction, Bernard Haitink's Concertgebouw Orchestra gives distinguished, technically perfect performances steeped in emotion. Their level of playing is superior to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's under Lorin Maazel's baton (Maazel and the BPO recorded a set of Rachmaninov's symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon around the time of Ashkenazy's recordings.). The best performance of Ashkenazy's Rachmaninov cycle has to be that of the Second Symphony, but the others, especially those of the tone poems, are almost as good too. Of course, Decca's sound engineers did a wonderful job capturing the Concertgebouw's (the orchestra's hall, that is) warm acoustics. If these aren't the definitive recordings of Rachmaniov's symphonies, then they ought to be.
Rachmaninov: 3 Symphonies, The Rock /  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and  Lorin Maazel (1996)

Rachmaninov: 3 Symphonies, The Rock / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and Lorin Maazel (1996)
EAC Rip, FLAC (image), cue, log, scans | RAR rec. 3% | 671 MB
Classical | Label: Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Time: 2:28

These performances were recorded in the early 1980s when the Berlin Philharmonic was still very much Herbert von Karajan's orchestra (though their relationship had begun to deteriorate).