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Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff

Album Summary

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : 6 Etudes Tableaux
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Moment musical in E flat minor, Op. 16/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby, Op. 16/1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In an ongoing collaboration to breathe new life into legendary performances that have been marred by the poor recording quality of past times, 'Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff' follows the success of Glenn Gould's 1955 'Goldberg Variations' and Art Tatum's 'Piano Starts Here'. Sony Masterworks has newly recorded, in crystalline stereo sound, Rachmaninoff playing five of his own compositions in performances originally recorded by Rachmaninoff himself from 1921-42. The production team selected and customized an instrument that Rachmaninoff likely played during his lifetime - a 1909 nine-foot Steinway D grand piano and created a re-performance that makes it possible to experience the kind of recording Rachmaninoff would have made had he lived in the era of high-resolution audio reproduction.

BBC Music Magazine
There's little doubt Zenph's enhanced sound quality makes one appreciate the warmth and clarity of Rachmaninov's playing with its lightness of touch, sparing use of the pedal and avoidance of indulgent mannerisms.

The Observer
It's unnervingly like raising Rachmaninov from the dead but it's undeniably fascinating to hear his own etudes and arrangements of works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky in these 21st-century reincarnations.



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Works Details

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Scherzo
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : 6 Etudes Tableaux :: no 2 in C major
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : 6 Etudes Tableaux :: no 7 in E flat major
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Moment musical in E flat minor, Op. 16/2
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby, Op. 16/1
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Gigue
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Scherzo
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : 6 Etudes Tableaux :: no 2 in C major
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : 6 Etudes Tableaux :: no 7 in E flat major
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Moment musical in E flat minor, Op. 16/2
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Daisies, Op. 38, no 3
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Lullaby, Op. 16/1
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Gavotte en Rondeau
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 :: Gigue
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
  • Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910