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Rachmaninoff: Complete Piano Music

Rachmaninoff: Complete Piano Music
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
Artist Zlata Chochieva piano
Format 6 CD
Cat. number PCLM0111
EAN code 5060385450475
Release October 2016

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This 6‐CD set contains the works for piano solo by Sergei Rachmaninoff, 20th Century romantic, one of the greatest pianists of all time himself. In his iconic piano works he expresses his deepest personal emotions, from ecstatic joy and tolling of bells, to Slavic melancholy and utter tragedy. Many of his works became standard concert repertoire: the 24 Preludes, the Etudes‐tableaux, the Moments Musicaux, the two Piano Sonatas and the two Variations sets on themes by Corelli and Chopin.

This set brings together recordings by several of the best pianists of the younger generation: Alexander Gavrylyuk, Nikolai Lugansky, Zlata Chochieva, Lukas Geniusas, Alexander Ghindin and Elisa Tomellini, all sharing their deep love and affinity for the Russian master.

The press has been enthusiastic about these recordings: “Chochieva has a superb capacity for holding Rachmaninov’s cantabile line aloft effortlessly, allowing it to take flight.”(Gramophone) “Chochieva is the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar. Her playing is indelibly Russian in its fullness and warmth, backed by a dauntless and easy command.” (Gramophone) GAVRYLYUK: “Sunk in deep‐dyed, all‐ Russian melancholy…magisterial command.. soaring ease and lyricism” (Gramophone) GAVRYLYUK: CHOC de Classica (France) GENIUSAS: Energy, virtuosity and a deep poetic feeling (Spiegel Kultur) GENIUSAS: “You are left to wonder at his blaze of youthful virtuosity and aplomb” Gramophone

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo in F Minor
  2. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: II. Allegro in C Major
  3. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: III. Grave in C Minor
  4. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: IV. Moderato in D Minor
  5. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: V. Non allegro-presto in E-Flat Minor
  6. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VI. Allegro con fuoco in E-Flat Major
  7. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VII. Moderato in G Minor
  8. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VIII. Grave in C-Sharp Minor
  9. Études-tableaux, Op. 39: I. Allegro agitato in C Minor
  10. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: II. Lento assai in A Minor
  11. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: III. Allegro molto in F-Sharp Minor
  12. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: IV. Allegro assai in B Minor
  13. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: V. Appasionata in E-Flat Minor
  14. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VI. Allegro in A Minor
  15. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VII. Lento, lugubre in C Minor
  16. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: VIII. Allegro moderato in D Minor
  17. Études-tableaux, Op. 33: IX. Allegro moderato in D Major

Disk 2

  1. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: II. Lento in C-Sharp Minor
  2. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: I. Largo in F-Sharp Minor
  3. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: II. Maestoso in B-Flat Major
  4. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: III. Tempo di minuetto in D Minor
  5. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: IV. Andante cantabile in D Major
  6. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: V. Alla marcia in G Minor
  7. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: VI. Andante in E-Flat Major
  8. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: VII. Allegro in C Minor
  9. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: VIII. Allegro vivace in A-Flat Major
  10. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: IX. Presto in E-Flat Minor
  11. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: X. Largo in G-Flat Major
  12. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: I. Allegro vivace in C Major
  13. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: II. Allegretto in B-Flat Minor
  14. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: III. Allegro vivace in E Major
  15. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: IV. Allegro con brio in E Minor
  16. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: V. Moderato in G Major
  17. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: VI. Allegro appassionato in F Minor
  18. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: VII. Moderato in F Major
  19. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: VIII. Vivo in A Minor
  20. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: IX. Allegro moderato in A Major
  21. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: X. Lento in B Minor
  22. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: XI. Allegretto in B Major
  23. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: XII. Allegro in G-Sharp Minor
  24. 13 Preludes, Op. 32: XIII. Grave in D-Flat Major

Disk 3

  1. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: I. Theme. Largo
  2. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: II. Variation 1. Moderato
  3. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: III. Variation 2. Allegro
  4. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: IV. Variation 3
  5. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: V. Variation 4
  6. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: VI. Variation 5. Meno mosso
  7. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: VII. Variation 6. Meno mosso
  8. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: VIII. Variation 7. Allegro
  9. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: IX. Variation 8
  10. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: X. Variation 9
  11. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XI. Variation 10. Più vivo
  12. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XII. Variation 11. Lento
  13. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XIII. Variation 12. Moderato
  14. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: IX. Variation 13. Largo
  15. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: X. Variation 14. Moderato
  16. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XI. Variation 15. Allegro scherzando
  17. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XII. Variation 16. Lento
  18. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XIII. Variation 17. Grave
  19. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XIV. Variation 18. Più mosso
  20. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XV. Variation 19. Allegro vivace
  21. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XVI. Variation 20. Presto
  22. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XVII. Variation 21. Andante-più vivo
  23. Variations on a Theme of Chopin in C Minor, Op. 22: XVIII. Variation 22. Maestoso
  24. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28: I. Allegro moderato
  25. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28: II. Lento
  26. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28: III. Allegro molto

Disk 4

  1. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: I. Andantino in B-Flat Minor
  2. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: II. Allegretto in E-Flat Minor
  3. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: III. Andante cantabile in B Minor
  4. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: IV. Presto in E Minor
  5. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: V. Andante sostenuto in D-Flat Major
  6. Moments musicaux, Op. 16: VI. Maestoso in C Major
  7. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: I. Allegro agitato
  8. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: II. Non allegro
  9. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 36: III. Allegro molto
  10. Transcription of Tchaikovsky’s “Lullaby”
  11. Transcription of Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  12. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: I. Theme. Andante
  13. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: II. Variation 1. Poco più mosso
  14. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: III. Variation 2. L’istesse tempo
  15. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: IV. Variation 3. Tempo di menuetto
  16. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: V. Variation 4. Andante
  17. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: VI. Variation 5. Allegro ma non tanto
  18. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: VII. Variation 6. L’istesso tempo
  19. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: VIII. Variation 7. Vivace
  20. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: IX. Variation 8. Adagio misterioso
  21. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: X. Variation 9. Un poco più mosso
  22. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XI. Variation 10. Allegro scherzando
  23. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XII. Variation 11. Allegro vivace
  24. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XIII. Variation 12. L’istesso tempo
  25. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XIV. Variation 13. Agitato
  26. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XV. Intermezzo
  27. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XVI. Variation 14. Andante
  28. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XVII. Variation 15. L’istesso tempo
  29. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XVIII. Variation 16. Allegro vivace
  30. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XIX. Variation 17. Meno mosso
  31. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XX. Variation 18. Allegro con brio
  32. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XXI. Variation 19. Più mosso
  33. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XXII. Variation 20. Più mosso
  34. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42: XXIII. Coda. Andante

Disk 5

  1. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: I. Elégie in E-Flat Minor
  2. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: II. Prélude in C-Sharp Minor
  3. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: III. Mélodie in E Major
  4. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: IV. Polichinelle in F-Sharp Minor
  5. Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: V. Sérénade in B-Flat Minor
  6. Transcriptions Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita in E Major for Violin Solo: I. Prelude
  7. Transcriptions Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita in E Major for Violin Solo: II. Gavotte
  8. Transcriptions Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita in E Major for Violin Solo: III. Gigue
  9. Wohin?
  10. Menuet from L’Arlésienne Suite
  11. Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  12. Lilacs Song
  13. Daisies Song
  14. Hopak
  15. The Flight of the Bumble Bee
  16. Liebesleid
  17. Liebesfreud
  18. Polka de V.R. in A-Flat Major

Disk 6

  1. Suite in D Minor: I. Lento -Allegro moderato
  2. Suite in D Minor: II. Lento
  3. Suite in D Minor: III. Menuetto-Trio
  4. Suite in D Minor: IV. Allegro
  5. Song without Words in D Minor, lento
  6. 4 Pieces: I. Romance
  7. 4 Pieces: II. Prélude
  8. 4 Pieces: III. Mélodie
  9. 4 Pieces: IV. Gavotte
  10. 3 Nocturnes: I. Nocturne in F Major
  11. 3 Nocturnes: II. Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor
  12. 3 Nocturnes: III. Nocturne in C Minor
  13. Canon in E Minor
  14. Prelude in F Major
  15. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: I. Nocturne
  16. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: II. Valse
  17. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: III. Barcarolle
  18. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: IV. Mélodie
  19. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: V. Humoresque
  20. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: VI. Romance
  21. 7 Morceaux de salon, Op. 10: VII. Mazurka