Rachmaninov 2nd, Almaty

Rachmaninov, 2nd piano concerto with Kazakhstan State Orchestra, cond. Muslim Emze, 23/02/2018 http://www.kazpravda.kz/articles/view/pust-muzika-zvuchit/n Любимое произведение меломанов – Второй концерт для фортепиано с оркестром Сергея Рахманинова – прозвучало на сцене Казахской государственной филармонии им. Жамбыла. Партию фортепиано исполнил музыкант международного уровня Олег Маршев. Его выступления всегда проходят с аншлагами, и в Алматы зал был переполнен. Как всегда, маэстро вызвал восторг публики блестящей игрой, оригинальностью исполнительской концепции. Известнейший концерт, имеющий мощную, пафосную традицию исполнения, прозвучал задушевно, лирично, с увлекающей проникновенностью. В полном эмоциональном единстве с солистом звучал и симфонический оркестр филармонии под управлением замечательного казахстанского дирижера Муслима Амзе. Благодарные слушатели на сцену несли букеты алых роз – и пианисту, и дирижеру. Концерт стал настоящим праздником музыкального искусства. Автор: Раушан Шулембаева, Алматы 10:22, 1...

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The Pianist. Rachmaninov Concertos

THE PIANIST October 2002 Rachmaninov Complete piano concertos (1-4); Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Aarhus Symphony Orch/James Loughran (cond) Oleg Marshev (pf) Danacord DACOCD 582-583 Few British music lovers have heard the young Russian pianist Oleg Marshev live; he seldom appears in the UK, but having listened to his complete recording of the Rachmaninov works for piano and orchestra, I'm hoping that British agents will be rushing out to sign him! Right from the start - from the first movement of the first concerto - Marshev's technical polish, dramatic sense of timing and dynamic involvement with the music hit me in the face. (more…)

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CLASSICAL MUSIC ON THE WEB. Rachmaninov

CLASSICAL MUSIC ON THE WEB January 2002 Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Piano Works Morceaux de Fantasie Op.3 (1892) Elégie in Eb minor; Prelude in C# minor; Mélodie in E major; Polichinelle; Sérénade in Bb minor Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.36 (revised version) (1913/1931) Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42 (1931) Oleg Marshev - pianist Recorded at the Concert Hall in Sønderborg, Denmark April 1999 DANACORD DACD525 / 67.18 This is an excellent disc in a number of ways. One of its characteristics is that it is a condensed survey of the entire piano music output of Rachmaninov. Let me explain. (more…)

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Classic CD. Rachmaninov

CLASSIC CD March 2000 CLASSIC CD CHOICE very impressive playing from a born Rachmaninov interpreter Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantasie op.3, Sonata n.2 in Bflat minor op.36 (revised version), Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42. Oleg Marshev / DANACORD DACOCD 525 / 67:18 DDD Oleg Marshev: shows a natural kinship with Russia's greatest composer-pianist  Oleg Marshev scored something of a triumph with his Prokofiev sonata cycle on the Danacord label some years ago both in these columns and elsewhere. He has also recorded the Rubinstein Third and Fourth concertos and the Strauss Piano Sonata for the same label. Listening to these Rachmaninov performances, there is no doubt that he is a player in the grand manner, as befits his Moscow...

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Gramophone. Rachmaninov

GRAMOPHONE April 2000 Rachmaninov Morceaux de fantaisie, Op 3. Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36 (rev. ver), Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 42. Oleg Marshev (pf) / Danacord DACOCD525 / 67 DDD Following his highly praised Prokofiev cycle for Danacord, Oleg Marshev turns to Rachmaninov, whom Prokofiev outwardly despised but inwardly admired. Born in Russia but based in Italy, Marshev reveals his roots in every brooding and impassioned bar. Scorning an easy virtuoso aplomb, he takes us to the poetic core of the Second Sonata, a turbulent masterpiece best heard in its original 1913 version rather than the 1931 revision played here. Even given the composer's lugubrious dismissal of his first thoughts, his feeling...

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KLASSIK HEUTE. Rachmaninov

KLASSIK HEUTE March 2000 Rachmaninoff Morceaux de Fantasie op. 3, Klaviersonate Nr, 2 h-Moll op. 36, Variationen über ein Thema von Corelli op. 42; Oleg Marshev — Klavier / Danacord DACOCD 525 (1999) / 67' Oleg Marshevs lange und eindrucksvolle Liste von Danacord-Einspielungen hat im deutschsprachigen Musikraum nicht dazu geführt, diesen fähigen Künstler auch auf den Podien heimisch zu machen, Immerhin legte er bisher unter anderem das originale Gesamtwerk Prokofieffs vor (DACOCD 391-395) sowie Solowerke von Rachmaninoff [525). An diese ebenso kundige und überlegte wie brillante Aufnahme knüpft der aus Baku stammende Marshev nun mit einer weiteren Rachmaninoff-Auswahl an. Marshev möchte offenbar die Wichtigkeit einer oft als "Salongefummel" diskreditierten Musik betonen, Den herabstürzenden Beginn der Sonate beschreibt Marshev sehr artikuliert,...

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