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Sergio Fiorentino Edition, Vol. 3: Rachmaninoff: Preludes; Piano Sonatas Nos 1 & 2; Transcriptions

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Daisies, song for voice & piano, Op. 38/3
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for piano, Op. 34/14
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This third volume of the Sergio Fiorentino Edition on PianoClassics features a fine selection of the master's Rachmaninoff recordings: the complete Preludes (recorded in one day!) dates from the 60s, and shows vocal-quality fluency, staggering virtuosity and musical taste reminiscent of the Golden Age of Pianism. The piano sonatas are recording from the 80s, a part of the "Berlin Recordings", a testimony of great artistry. Also included are a generous selection of Rachmaninoff transcriptions.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Fiorentino belongs to a very elite group of master pianists, and anyone who enjoys the music of Rachmaninoff needs to hear this recording. The booklet offers a six-page biography of the artist along with a very well written essay on the music.



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>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1903

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 28
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Notes: Siemensvilla Berlin (10/14/1995-10/15/1995)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Daisies, song for voice & piano, Op. 38/3
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, transcription for piano, Op. 34/14
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream :: Scherzo
  • Performer: Sergio Fiorentino (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843