Rachmaninov. 4 Piano Concertos, Paganini Rhapsody

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Rachmaninov
4 Piano Concertos
Paganini Rhapsody

Oleg Marshev, piano
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra / James Loughran

Truly astonishing release – The Pianist

 


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
DACOCD 582 (CD 1)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
28:50
[ 1 ] Vivace
13:01
[ 2 ] Andante
6:54
[ 3 ] Allegro vivace
8:30

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
36:22
[ 4 ] Moderato
11:35
[ 5 ] Adagio sostenuto
12:11
[ 6 ] Allegro scherzando
12:17

DACOCD 583a (CD 2)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
45:42
[ 1 ] Allegro ma non tanto
18:42
[ 2 ] Adagio
11:54
[ 3 ] Alla breve
14:53

DACOCD 583b (CD 3)

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
28:09
[ 1 ] Allegro vivace
10:36
[ 2 ] Largo
7:08
[ 3 ] Allegro vivace
10:07

Rhapsody an a Theme by Paganini
in A minor, Op. 43
26:35
[ 4 ] Introduction
0:08
[ 5 ] Variation I (Precedente)
0:20
[ 6 ] Theme
0:20
[ 7 ] Variation II
0:20
[ 8 ] Variation III
0:27
[ 9 ] Variation IV
0:30
[10] Variation V
0:30
[11] Variation VI
1:03
[12] Variation VII
1:08
[13] Variation VIII
0:37
[14] Variation IX
0:36
[15] Variation X
0:59
[16] Variation XI
1:33
[17] Variation XII
1:39
[18] Variation XIII
0:31
[19] Variation XIV
0:49
[20] Variation XV
1:07
[21] Variation XVI
1:46
[22] Variation XVII
3:02
[23] Variation XVIII
3:38
[24] Variation XIX
0:28
[25] Variation XX
0:37
[26] Variation XXI
0:26
[27] Variation XXII
1:46
[28] Variation XXIII
0:56
[29] Variation XXIV
1:15
Oleg Marshev – Piano
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
James Loughran – Conductor

Review:
On hearing Oleg Marshev¹s opening salvo in Rachmaninov¹s First Concerto (and his eruption into the cadenza later in the same movement) I was predisposed to like these performances. Indeed, they prove to be honest, committed, and founded on ample technical aplomb. These performances struck me as genuinely felt and absorbing ones.
BBC Music Magazine Editor’s Pick – Pianist Magazine If you would like a grandly expansive approach favouring the epic then look no further than the Danacord set.
MusicWeb Oleg Marshev goes on to tackle central, much-duplicated repertory, emerging as a formidable contender if not an outright winner.
GRAMOPHONE

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