Rachmaninov

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.
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’.
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.
Paul Kletzki, Suisse Romande Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3 (1968/2012) [24bit/192kHz]

Paul Kletzki, Suisse Romande Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3 (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:09 minutes | 1,58 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
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.
Mstislav Rostropovich - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1959/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich - Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante; Rachmaninov: Vocalise (1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:09 minutes | 925 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestra in E minor, Op. 125, makes the listener aware of the level of external and internal conflict under which the composer was laboring at the time of its composition in 1952, close to the end of his life. Prokofiev had suffered under the censure of the Soviet regime in the last decades of his life and worked hard to maintain his artistic integrity while avoiding offending the delicate aesthetic sensibilities of the authorities. The Sinfonia Concertante, his last major work, suffers for being a balancing act that didn't allow the composer to give expression to the full level of inventiveness that's held in check by his tenuous political situation.
Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012) [24/96]

Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:06 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A recording made in September 1972 which has never ranked very highly by admirers of either artist, but i found much to enjoy here. Karajan never seemed particularly engaged as an accompanist for pianists - the main prosecution witness could be his dire conducting for Christoph Eschenbach's DG recording of Beethoven's First Concerto, but he was a firm admirer of Weissenberg and their collaboration works pretty well.
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.