Rachmaninov - Piano Favourites

Rachmaninov - Piano Favourites

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Rachmaninov was a true Romantic. His music possesses an irresistible expressive surge to capture the listener spellbound. The Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2 is the first of Rachmaninov’s solo piano pieces to evoke the brooding passion that would remain a powerful force in his music for decades to come. 

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)


1. Prelude Op. 3, No. 2 
2–5. Preludes Op.23—No.2 in B flat, No.4 in D, No. 5 in G minor, No. 7 in C minor
6–8. Preludes Op.32—No.2 in B flat minor, No.5 in G, No. 12 in G sharp minor
Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39
9–12. Etudes-Tableaux No. 1 in C minor, No. 2 in
A minor, No. 6 in A Minor, No. 8 in D minor
 13. Bach: Violin Partita No.3 — Gavotte
 14. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Scherzo
 15. Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 — Menuet 
 16. Mussorgsky: Hopak
 17. Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee 
 18. Tchaikovsky: Lullaby 
 19. Rachmaninov: Lilacs 
 20. Rachmaninov: Daisies
 21–22. Kreisler: Liebesleid and Liebesfreud
 23. The Star-Spangled Banner