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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini

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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
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Notes & Reviews:

The Mariinsky label's fourth release features the acclaimed Russian pianist Denis Matsuev joining Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra for recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia's greatest and most dynamic pianists. He is particularly renowned for his interpretations of music by the Russian Composers.

"There are pianistic fireworks in this recording of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Denis Matsuev, but not as many as in standard performancessensitive listeners know that there is more than just fireworks to these pieces, and so does Matsuev. From start to finish, the Russian pianist demonstrates that he is a super virtuoso in a class with Horowitz, Ashkenazy, and RachmaninovConductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra provide a vivid backdrop for the pianist, but it's Matsuev's show, and he makes the most of it." - All Music Guide

Denis Matsuev, who won the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition and is renowned for his interpretations of music by Russian composers, is the featured soloist on this new recording with the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. This release coincides with a tour of the U.S. by Matsuev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in Feb. and March.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg, Russia (02/15/2009-02/20/2009).



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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
  • Performer: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg, Russia (02/15/2009-02/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Denis Matsuev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Notes: Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg, Russia (02/15/2009-02/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934