Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 180g LP
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 180g LP
Genre: Classical
Composer: Rachmaninov
Additional Artists: Julius Katchen
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 180g LP

Sir Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra

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SKU:
ADEC 2076
UPC:
4260019710727
180 Gram Virgin Vinyl! High Quality Pressing!

Rachmaninov’s piano works, and in particular his Second Piano Concerto, have fired the enthusiasm of music lovers throughout the world. Following the success of his first visit to Britian in 1899, Rachmaninov was invited by the Philharmonic Society to return and play his First Piano Concerto, which he had composed eight years earlier as a student at the Moscow Conservatorie. He replied that he would prefer to write a better one that would be worthier of London's attention. The immense popularity which this second Piano Concerto has enjoyed for more than half a century testifies to his success.

Dedicated to the psychologist Dr. Nikolai Dahl who had cured the composer of depression, the Second Piano Concerto was given its premiere in Moscow on 10 November 1901 with Rachmaninov himself at the piano and has proved itself to be one of the most successful of its genre among Russian piano repertory. The introduction itself with its powerful sequence of chords rivets the audience’s attention and makes each and every listener eager to hear what is yet to come.

Katchen’s interpretation is particularly impressive for its austere and powerful introduction, but the lyrical passages too – superabundant in this work – are filled with a delightful, dreamy lightness. Tchaikovsky‘s influence, a Russian soulfulness, and a certain melancholic yearning in the opulent melodies – all are brilliantly portrayed by the pianist. And he finds an ideal partner in the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Solti proves yet again that he is a master of phrasing and interwoven part-writing; resolutely, with elegance and sharply pointed rhythm, he leads the soloist and orchestra to a brilliant finish.

Features:
• 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Julius Katchen, piano
Georg Solti, conductor
The London Symphony Orchestra

Selections:
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18
1. 1st Movement - Moderato
2. 2nd Movement - Adagio sostenuto
3. 3rd Movement - Allegro scherzando
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180 Gram Virgin Vinyl! High Quality Pressing!

Rachmaninov’s piano works, and in particular his Second Piano Concerto, have fired the enthusiasm of music lovers throughout the world. Following the success of his first visit to Britian in 1899, Rachmaninov was invited by the Philharmonic Society to return and play his First Piano Concerto, which he had composed eight years earlier as a student at the Moscow Conservatorie. He replied that he would prefer to write a better one that would be worthier of London's attention. The immense popularity which this second Piano Concerto has enjoyed for more than half a century testifies to his success.

Dedicated to the psychologist Dr. Nikolai Dahl who had cured the composer of depression, the Second Piano Concerto was given its premiere in Moscow on 10 November 1901 with Rachmaninov himself at the piano and has proved itself to be one of the most successful of its genre among Russian piano repertory. The introduction itself with its powerful sequence of chords rivets the audience’s attention and makes each and every listener eager to hear what is yet to come.

Katchen’s interpretation is particularly impressive for its austere and powerful introduction, but the lyrical passages too – superabundant in this work – are filled with a delightful, dreamy lightness. Tchaikovsky‘s influence, a Russian soulfulness, and a certain melancholic yearning in the opulent melodies – all are brilliantly portrayed by the pianist. And he finds an ideal partner in the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Solti proves yet again that he is a master of phrasing and interwoven part-writing; resolutely, with elegance and sharply pointed rhythm, he leads the soloist and orchestra to a brilliant finish.

Features:
• 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
Julius Katchen, piano
Georg Solti, conductor
The London Symphony Orchestra

Selections:
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18
1. 1st Movement - Moderato
2. 2nd Movement - Adagio sostenuto
3. 3rd Movement - Allegro scherzando
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Sir Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra
Title
Piano Concerto No. 2
Composer
Rachmaninov
Additional Artists
Julius Katchen
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
06-13-1999
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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