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Benno Moiseiwitsch: The Complete Rachmaninov Recordings, 1937-43 - Piano Concerto No. 2; Paganini Rhapsody et al. / Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Mendelssohn's "Scherzo" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for piano, TN iii/7
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 23/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 16 in G major, Op. 32/5
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Moment musical, Op. 16
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
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Notes & Reviews:

Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the many great Russian pianists born in Odessa. He recorded prolifically from 1916 until just before his death and was particularly highly regarded for his Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninov. Moiseiwitsch met Rachmaninov at his American debut in 1919 and the composer praised Moiseiwitsch’s interpretations of his works and even claimed the recording of the Piano Concerto No.2 presented here was superior to his own. All these recordings present Moiseiwitsch at the height of his powers.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Benno Moiseiwitsch (1890-1963), born in Odessa, was a London-based virtuoso of the Russian school. He was also an associate of Rachmaninoff, which adds interest to this collection, recorded 1937-43. With strong arms and nimble fingers, Moiseiwitsch could play at breakneck speed with astonishing accuracy, as exemplified by the Mendelssohn scherzo arranged by Rachmaninoff. The preludes are rendered with admirable clarity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 03/17/1939; 08/02/1940; 10/03/1940; 10/19/1943; 10/20/1943; 11/24/1937; 12/05/1938; 12/13/1937; 1937-1943.



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>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Conductor: Walter Goehr
  • Notes: 11/24/1937; 12/13/1937; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 32 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Transcription of Mendelssohn's "Scherzo" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for piano, TN iii/7
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 03/17/1939; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1933

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 08/02/1940; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 23/5
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 08/02/1940; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 16 in G major, Op. 32/5
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 10/19/1943; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 21 in B minor, Op. 32/10
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 10/03/1940; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 10/19/1943; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Moment musical, Op. 16 :: no 4 in E minor
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Notes: 10/20/1943; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), for piano & orchestra in A minor,
  • Performer: Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
  • Conductor: Basil Cameron
  • Notes: 12/05/1938; 1937-43
  • Running Time: 21 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934