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Grante Plays Rachmaninoff

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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Isle of the Dead, Op. 29

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
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Notes & Reviews:

In these virtuosic performances of three Rachmaninoff solo works - of which Isle of the Dead is a recording premiere - Italian pianist Carlo Grante demonstrates the music's depth of thought, originality, and inventiveness, making a convincing case for its viability today.

Serge Rachmaninoff's piano music can serve as a powerful introduction to the instrument for those not yet familiar with classical repertoire: its immediacy, sheer charm, and expressive power cannot fail to move even non-musical listeners. These same qualities, however, yield the most common prejudices against Rachmaninoff, especially among those who view him as a reactionary bent on easy appreciation, as if this were inherently synonymous with mediocrity. In these virtuosic performances of three Rachmaninoff solo works of which Isle of the Dead is a recording premiere Italian pianist Carlo Grante demonstrates the music's depth of thought, originality, and inventiveness, making a convincing case for its viability today.



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Carlo Grante (Piano)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
  • Performer: Carlo Grante (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1931

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
  • Performer: Carlo Grante (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1909