Rachmaninov

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Wilhelm Grosz (conductor) 1933: Les Chefs proscrits (Forgotten Records)

The protean but short-lived Wilhelm Grosz in popular fare from Weimar Berlin [JW]

Rose in Bloom – recital (Orchid Classics)

An imaginative programme, stunningly performed [NB]

Rachmaninov: Sentimental Moments (Hungaroton)

A very auspicious recording debut [JQ]

Sparks of Spirit (Audite)

This brother and sister team are winning in this engaging programme [RCh)

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Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos 1-3 (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) A burnished classic of the gramophone [RB]

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Jacqueline Delman (soprano) More from my archives (Oak Grove)

A valuable documentation of Delman’s versatility, musically, repertoire-wise and linguistically [GF]

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Russian Variations (Hyperion)

Well planned and brilliantly executed recital culminates in a superb set of Rachmaninov variations [NB]

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Mischa Levitzki (piano): Complete HMV Recordings (APR)

This splendid twofer just shouldn’t be missed [SG]

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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Playing of great intelligence, intellectual rigour and keen spontaneity [TH]

Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil (Chandos)

Musically and sonically outstanding [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil (Chandos)

Another way to listen to this imperishable masterpiece, beautifully arranged for and performed by lower, male voices [RMo]

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Rachmaninoff: Symphony 2 & Piano Concerto 2 (Berliner Philharmoniker)

This is in every way a distinguished Rachmaninoff album [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: Symphony 1 (Red Note)

An interesting, well-presented performance on a budget issue [EJW]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 2 (Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings)

In all respects, a worthy 150th anniversary tribute to Rachmaninov [JQ]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos, Rhapsody (Channel Classics)

An individual, quite impressive view of these masterworks [RWe]

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Rachmaninov: Piano works (Alpha)

A treat for Rachmaninov enthusiasts [DMD]

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Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Complete Acoustic & Selected Electric Recordings (APR)

A wonderful completion of APR’s series exploring Backhaus’ exciting early recording career [RCh]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1 & Preludes (Alpha Classics)

The key release of Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary year – a revelation [RWe]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerti (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Some fleet playing but 2 & 3 are too superficial to make the cycle recommendable as a whole [CH]

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Rachmaninov: The Return (Challenge Classics)

One of Rachmaninov’s less famous works gets a highly emotional rendering on this debut disc [MZ]

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 (Channel Classics)

A very personal and compelling recording, if a touch idiosyncratic, of Rach 3 [MB]

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Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Romances (Pentatone)

An attractive selection from this marvellous repertoire, very well performed [RWe]

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3, The Bells (Biddulph)

Astonishingly vivid off-air survivors from London’s Queen’s Hall in the 1930s [JW]