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Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor; Piano Concerto No. 2; Symphony No. 3 / Cyril Smith, piano; Malcolm Sargent

Album Summary

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
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Notes & Reviews:

Earlier releases on the Guild Historic label featuring Sir Malcolm Sargent have earned much critical praise, and we present a new compilation of Sargent conducting Rachmaninoff, of which he was particularly noted an interpreter. Sargent's orchestration of the Prelude in C sharp minor dates from the early 1930s: this superb recording with the London Symphony Orchestra will come as a revelation to many. Cyril Smith was a great British pianist who knew Rachmaninoff - but a stroke in 1956 curtailed his career, yet this record of the Second Concerto shows him at the height of his career. Rachmaninoff's Third Symphony under Sargent is another fine performance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (05/05/1953); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (05/05/1953); Queen's Hall, London, England (05/05/1953); Abbey Road Studios, London (06/12/1947-06/13/1947); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (06/12/1947-06/13/1947); Queen's Hall, London, England (06/12/1947-06/13/1947); Abbey Road Studios, London (09/24/1931); Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (09/24/1931); Queen's Hall, London, England (09/24/1931).



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>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Cyril Smith (Piano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Ensemble: Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (06/12/1947-06/13/1947)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 39 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1935-1936