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Rachmaninov: The Complete Works

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Playing time: 80'34"/42'06"/58'19"/69'12"/62'19"/78'43"/75'07"/76'30"/78'51"/60'55"/ 48'33"/75'20"/73'45"/74'42"/78'09"/80'36"/60'23"/76'15"/77'14"/78'15"/ 68'19"/83'36"/71'18"/56'19"/42'38"/58'18"/58'35"/56'28"/59'33"/65'20"/ 59'15"/34'10"
Tracks: 24 + 26 + 4 + 19 + 15 + 24 + 11 + 24 + 12 + 4 + 10 + 26 + 29 + 31 + 31 + 6 + 6 + 7 + 5 + 7 + 8 + 17 + 18 + 15 + 4 + 13 + 18 + 25 + 6 + 6 + 18 + 1
Booklet pages: 104
© 2014 Decca Music Group Ltd
Reviewer: Robert Anderson
Review of Rachmaninov: The Complete Works published on 30 November 2014

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943):

CD1
Twenty Four Préludes
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

CD2
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op 42
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36 (1913)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano

CD3
Chopin Variations, Op 22
Jorge Bolet, piano
Piano Sonata No 1
Alexis Weissenberg, piano

CD4
Études-tableaux, Opp 33 and 39
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Russian Rhapsody in E minor for two pianos
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
André Previn, piano

Romance in G for piano 4 hands
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Vovka Ashkenazy, piano

CD5
Moments Musicaux
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3
Fragments
Prélude Op posth
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

CD6
Transcriptions
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Six Morceaux, Op 11 (piano 4 hands)
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy

Waltz for piano, 6 hands
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy
Dódý Ashkenazy

Romance for piano, 6 hands
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy
Dódý Ashkenazy

Italian Polka for piano, 4 hands, and trumpet
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vovka Ashkenazy
Alastair Mackie

CD7
Fantaisie-tableaux (Suite No 1) for 2 pianos, Op 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
André Previn, piano

Suite No 2 for 2 pianos, Op 17
Symphonic Dances (2 pianos) Op 45
Martha Argerich, piano
Nelson Freire, piano

CD8
Rarities for solo piano
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

CD9
Cello Sonata
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

Two Pieces, Op 2
Mélodie
Lied
Vocalise Op 34 No 14, transcribed by Lynn Harrell
Lynn Harrell, cello
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Piano Sonata No 2 (1931)
Peter Jablonski, piano

CD10
Trios élégiaques 1 and 2
Beaux Arts Trio:
Menahem Pressler, piano
Isidore Cohen, violin
Bernard Greenhouse, cello

CD11
Romance in A minor
Dene Olding, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

String Quartets 1 and 2
Goldner String Quartet:
Dene Olding, violin
Dimity Hall, violin
Irina Morozova, viola
Julian Smiles, cello

Two Pieces Op 6
Dene Olding, violin
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Two sacred songs
Joan Rodgers, soprano
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

CD12-14
Songs
Elisabeth Söderström, soprano
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

CD15
Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1
Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Op 40
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op 43
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn, conductor

CD16
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn, conductor

CD17
Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1 (original version)
Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Op 40 (original version)
Alexander Ghindin, piano
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

CD18
Symphony No 1 in D minor
Symphonic Dances Op 45
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

CD19
Symphony No 2 in E minor, Op 27
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter Weller, conductor

The Isle of the Dead, Op 29
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Edo de Waart, conductor

CD20
Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 44
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

The Bells (Kolokola) Op 35
Natalia Troitskaya, soprano
Ryszard Karczykowski, tenor
Tom Krause, baritone
Chorus of the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

CD21
Prince Rostislav - symphonic poem after Tolstoy
Caprice bohémien
Sydney Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

The Rock
Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Five Études-tableaux (orchestrated by Respighi)
Sydney Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

CD22
Scherzo in D minor (1888)
Sydney Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

'Youth' Symphony (1891)
Chorus of the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Six Choruses Op 15
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano, conductor

Spring Op 20
Sergei Leiferkus, baritone
Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor

Three Russian Songs, Op 41
Chorus of the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

Panteley the Healer (1899)
Chorus of Spirits for 'Don Juan' (1894?)
O Mother of God vigilantly praying (1893)
Russian State Symphonic Cappella
Valeri Polyansky, conductor

Deus Meus (1890)
Vocal Ensemble C Sharp Minor
Elger Niels, conductor

CD23
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Alexander Ranne, tenor (Protoyerey)
Sergey Tsipcalo, baritone (Diakon)
Natalia Kornieva, soprano
St Petersburg Chamber Choir
Nikolai Korniev, conductor

CD24
Vespers (All-Night Vigil), Op 37
Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
Vladimir Moztovoy, tenor
St Petersburg Chamber Choir
Nikolai Korniev, conductor

CD25
Monna Vanna, Act I (1907)
Sherrill Milnes
Seth McCoy
Blythe Walker
Nickolas Karousatos
Jon Thorsteinsson
Icelandic Opera Chorus
Peter Locke, chorus master
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Igor Buketoff, conductor

CD26
Aleko (1892)
Sergei Leferkus
Ilya Levinsky
Anatoli Kotscherga
Maria Guleghina
Anne Sofie von Otter
Gothenburg Opera Chorus
Martin Andersson, chorus master
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

CD27
The Miserly Knight, Op 24
Sergei Aleksashkin
Sergei Larin
Vladimir Chernov
Ian Caley
Anatoli Kotscherga
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

CD28
Francesca da Rimini, Op 25
Sergei Aleksashkin
Ilya Levinsky
Sergei Leferkus
Maria Guleghina
Sergei Larin
Gothenburg Opera Chorus
Martin Andersson, chorus master
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Appendix
CD29
Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1
Byron Janis, piano
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 18
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Wislocki, conductor

CD30
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30
Martha Argerich, piano
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor, Op 40
Zoltán Kocsis, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Edo de Waart, conductor

CD31
Rachmaninov's Ampico Piano Recordings (1919-29)

CD32 (Bonus CD)
The Real Rachmaninov - Vladimir Ashkenazy and Rob Cowan discuss the Russian Romantic

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