Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerti (Deutsche Grammophon)

A fine contribution to the Rachmaninoff 150 celebrations [JQ]

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Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Romances (Pentatone)

A valuable addition to the discography of the songs of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with sensitive and deeply considered performances [GF]

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Rachmaninoff: Symphonies 2 and 3 (Deutsche Grammophon)

These thrilling performances are fit to rank with the best in the Rachmaninoff discography [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Fuga Libera)

This new recording from the Urals is a top recommendation [GT]

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Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Anyone who wants this particular coupling need not hesitate [GF]

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos)

John Wilson has led me to enjoy this symphony as much as I have for decades [DMD]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Fuga Libera)

A performance suffused with the Russian spirit, technically and sonically proficient, aesthetically satisfying [RMo]

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Rachmaninov: Symphonies (Naxos)

Slatkin’s cycle emphasises the composer’s structural mastery [PCG]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (Avie)

A fine achievement [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony 2 (Chandos)

The luscious second symphony, recorded with rather too little presence for the strings [EJW]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerti (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Revelatory and refreshing [KS]

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Rachmaninov: Vespers (Delphian Records)

A fresh, well-drilled young choir has bitten off more than it can chew here [RMo]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos)

Beautiful playing compromised by excessive restraint in the final two movements [RMo]

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Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Delphian)

A worthy tribute to Rachmaninoff in his anniversary year [JQ]

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Prokofiev: Ivan the Terrible (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) A very clever idea to package Prokofiev’s two major film scores together [IL]

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Rachmaninov: All Night Vigil (Pentatone)

The famous Vespers, beautifully sung and more intimate than usual but with no lack of gravitas [RMo]

Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works (RCA)

Responds to every seething texture, supple moment and elemental fury [RB]

Boult (conductor) Decca Legacy Vol. 3 (Eloquence)

Boult the accompanist and symphonic conductor straddling the mono/stereo divide [JW]

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Sergio Fiorentino (piano) Early Live and Unissued Takes (Rhine)

A live concerto flanked by other rare material shows the breadth of Fiorentino’s talent [JW]

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Van Cliburn in Moscow (RCA)

Fine performances somewhat compromised by indifferent sound [RMo]

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Salon de Budapest (Gramola)

Wit and warmth from the Budapest of operetta and salon [JW]