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Rachmaninov Rarities for Piano / Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Andante semplice [fragment]
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Nocturnes (3) for Piano
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Song without words for Piano in d
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Piano piece (Canon), in D minor, TN ii/14
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Fugue for piano in D minor
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (4) for Piano
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude for piano in F major, TN ii/15
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceau de fantaisie in G minor
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (3)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Night is mournful, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : All-Night Vigil, op. 37
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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music featuring the Seven Pieces (Moments Musicaux) Op. 10, three Nocturnes, and ten shorter early works, including an unpublished 'Song without Words'.

Of Vladimir Ashkenazy's previous Rachmaninov discs, The Guardian wrote: "An exceptional artist... Ashkenazy presents every piece immaculately", and The Daily Telegraph remarked, ""Ashkenazy's Rachmaninov recordings - whether of the concertos or the mature solo piano works - have long led the field with their balance of contained muscularity and lyrical insight."

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano).

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012).



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Works Details

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Andante semplice [fragment] :: Piano Piece in A flat major
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux (7) de salon, Op. 10
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1894

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Nocturnes (3) for Piano
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887-1888

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Song without words for Piano in d
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1888

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Piano piece (Canon), in D minor, TN ii/14
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1891

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Fugue for piano in D minor
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (4) for Piano
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prélude for piano in F major, TN ii/15
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceau de fantaisie in G minor
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Pieces (3) :: Oriental Sketch
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Night is mournful, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/12
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : All-Night Vigil, op. 37 :: 5. Nyne otpushhchayeshi (Nunc dimittis)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (03/14/2012-03/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915