Rachmaninov - Pianist and Conductor: Legendary Recordings, 1919-1942 | Naxos - Historical 8109001

Rachmaninov - Pianist and Conductor: Legendary Recordings, 1919-1942

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 8109001

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 9

Release Date: 28th April 2023

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006
» Preludio, Gavotte and Gigue (arr. Rachmaninov)
Partita no.4 in D major, BWV828
» Sarabande

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Ruins of Athens, op.113
» Turkish March
Variations (32) on an original theme, WoO80 (excerpts)

Behr, Franz

Lachtauben (arr. Rachmaninov)

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» II Minuetto (arr. Rachmaninov)

Borodin, Alexander

Scherzo in A flat major

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
» no.3 in A flat major, op.47
Mazurkas (51)
» no.41 in C sharp minor, op.63 no.3
Nocturnes (21)
» no.2 in E flat major, op.9 no.2
» no.5 in F sharp major, op.15 no.2
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.35 'Funeral March'
Scherzi (4)
» no.3 in C sharp minor, op.39
Waltzes (19)
» no.1 in E flat major, op.18 'Grande valse brillante'
» no.5 in A flat major, op.42
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3
» no.10 in B minor, op.posth.69 no.2
» no.11 in G flat major, op.posth.70 no.1
» no.15 in E major, op.posth

Daquin, Louis-Claude

Pieces de clavecin Book 3
» no.1 Le Coucou

Dohnanyi, Erno

Concert Etudes (6), op.28
» no.6 in F minor

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Melodie

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.2 Waltz
» no.4 Elves' Dance

Handel, George Frideric

Keyboard Suite no.5 in E major, HWV430 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'
» IV Air and Variations 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'

Henselt, Adolf von

Etudes caracteristiques (12), op.2
» no.6 in F sharp major 'Si oiseau j'etais, a toi je volerais!'

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud (arr. Rachmaninov)
Liebesleid (arr. Rachmaninov)

Liszt, Franz

Chants polonais (6), S480 (after Chopin)
» no.1 Souhait d'une jeune fille
» no.6 Heimkehr
Concert Etudes (2), S145
» no.2 Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19), S244
» no.2 in C sharp minor
Mullerlieder (6) von Franz Schubert, S565
» no.1 Das Wandern
Schwanengesang, S560 (Schubert)
» no.7 Standchen

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Scherzo (arr. Rachmaninov)
Etudes (3), op.104b
» no.2 in F major
» no.3 in A minor
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.4 in C major 'Spinning Song'

Moszkowski, Moritz

Fantasiestucke (6), op.52
» no.4 La Jongleuse

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331

Mussorgsky, Modest

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak (arr. Rachmaninov)

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan

Minuet in G major, op.14 no.1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
» no.2 in C major
» no.7 in E flat major
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
» no.6 in A minor
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
» no.2 in E flat minor
Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
» no.2 Prelude in C sharp minor
» no.3 Melodie
» no.4 Polichinelle
» no.5 Serenade in B flat minor
Morceaux de salon, op.10
» no.3 Barcarolle in G minor
» no.5 Humoresque
Oriental Sketch in B flat major
Piano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40
Polka de WR
Preludes (10), op.23
» no.5 in G minor
» no.10 in G flat major
Preludes (13), op.32
» no.3 in E major
» no.5 in G major
» no.6 in F minor
» no.7 in F major
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
Songs (14), op.34
» no.14 Vocalise (arr. for orchestra)
Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.44
The Isle of the Dead, op.29

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Rachmaninov)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan (arr. Alexander Siloti)

Scarlatti, Domenico

Pastorale and Capriccio (arr. Tausig)
» Pastorale (arr. of K9)

Schubert, Franz

Die schone Mullerin, D795
» no.1 Das Wandern
Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
» no.4 in A flat major

Schumann, Robert

Carnaval, op.9
Spanisches Liederspiel, op.74
» no.10 Der Kontrabandiste (arr. C Tausig)

Scriabin, Alexander

Preludes (24), op.11
» no.8 in F sharp minor

Tausig, Carl

Premiere Suite, Valse-Caprice no.2 'Man lebt nur einmal', op.167

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (2), op.10
» no.2 Humoresque
Morceaux (12), op.40
» no.8 Valse in A flat major
Romances (6), op.16
» no.1 Cradle Song
The Seasons, op.37a
» no.11 November: Troika

Artists

Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductors

Sergei Rachmaninov
Leopold Stokowski
Eugene Ormandy

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.3 in E major, BWV1006
» Preludio, Gavotte and Gigue (arr. Rachmaninov)
Partita no.4 in D major, BWV828
» Sarabande

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Ruins of Athens, op.113
» Turkish March
Variations (32) on an original theme, WoO80 (excerpts)

Behr, Franz

Lachtauben (arr. Rachmaninov)

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» II Minuetto (arr. Rachmaninov)

Borodin, Alexander

Scherzo in A flat major

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
» no.3 in A flat major, op.47
Mazurkas (51)
» no.41 in C sharp minor, op.63 no.3
Nocturnes (21)
» no.2 in E flat major, op.9 no.2
» no.5 in F sharp major, op.15 no.2
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.35 'Funeral March'
Scherzi (4)
» no.3 in C sharp minor, op.39
Waltzes (19)
» no.1 in E flat major, op.18 'Grande valse brillante'
» no.5 in A flat major, op.42
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3
» no.10 in B minor, op.posth.69 no.2
» no.11 in G flat major, op.posth.70 no.1
» no.15 in E major, op.posth

Daquin, Louis-Claude

Pieces de clavecin Book 3
» no.1 Le Coucou

Dohnanyi, Erno

Concert Etudes (6), op.28
» no.6 in F minor

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
» Melodie

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.2 Waltz
» no.4 Elves' Dance

Handel, George Frideric

Keyboard Suite no.5 in E major, HWV430 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'
» IV Air and Variations 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'

Henselt, Adolf von

Etudes caracteristiques (12), op.2
» no.6 in F sharp major 'Si oiseau j'etais, a toi je volerais!'

Kreisler, Fritz

Liebesfreud (arr. Rachmaninov)
Liebesleid (arr. Rachmaninov)

Liszt, Franz

Chants polonais (6), S480 (after Chopin)
» no.1 Souhait d'une jeune fille
» no.6 Heimkehr
Concert Etudes (2), S145
» no.2 Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19), S244
» no.2 in C sharp minor
Mullerlieder (6) von Franz Schubert, S565
» no.1 Das Wandern
Schwanengesang, S560 (Schubert)
» no.7 Standchen

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream
» Scherzo (arr. Rachmaninov)
Etudes (3), op.104b
» no.2 in F major
» no.3 in A minor
Songs without Words (Lieder ohne Worte): Book 6, op.67
» no.4 in C major 'Spinning Song'

Moszkowski, Moritz

Fantasiestucke (6), op.52
» no.4 La Jongleuse

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331

Mussorgsky, Modest

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak (arr. Rachmaninov)

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan

Minuet in G major, op.14 no.1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
» no.2 in C major
» no.7 in E flat major
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
» no.6 in A minor
Moments musicaux (6), op.16
» no.2 in E flat minor
Morceaux de fantaisie, op.3
» no.2 Prelude in C sharp minor
» no.3 Melodie
» no.4 Polichinelle
» no.5 Serenade in B flat minor
Morceaux de salon, op.10
» no.3 Barcarolle in G minor
» no.5 Humoresque
Oriental Sketch in B flat major
Piano Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.1
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30
Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40
Polka de WR
Preludes (10), op.23
» no.5 in G minor
» no.10 in G flat major
Preludes (13), op.32
» no.3 in E major
» no.5 in G major
» no.6 in F minor
» no.7 in F major
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Songs (6), op.38
» no.3 Daisies
Songs (12), op.21
» no.5 Lilacs (arr. for solo piano)
Songs (14), op.34
» no.14 Vocalise (arr. for orchestra)
Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.44
The Isle of the Dead, op.29

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. Rachmaninov)

Saint-Saens, Camille

Carnival of the Animals
» The Swan (arr. Alexander Siloti)

Scarlatti, Domenico

Pastorale and Capriccio (arr. Tausig)
» Pastorale (arr. of K9)

Schubert, Franz

Die schone Mullerin, D795
» no.1 Das Wandern
Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
» no.4 in A flat major

Schumann, Robert

Carnaval, op.9
Spanisches Liederspiel, op.74
» no.10 Der Kontrabandiste (arr. C Tausig)

Scriabin, Alexander

Preludes (24), op.11
» no.8 in F sharp minor

Tausig, Carl

Premiere Suite, Valse-Caprice no.2 'Man lebt nur einmal', op.167

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Morceaux (2), op.10
» no.2 Humoresque
Morceaux (12), op.40
» no.8 Valse in A flat major
Romances (6), op.16
» no.1 Cradle Song
The Seasons, op.37a
» no.11 November: Troika

Artists

Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Conductors

Sergei Rachmaninov
Leopold Stokowski
Eugene Ormandy

About

Rachmaninovís 78rpm discs constitute one of the most important recorded legacies in the history of music. He started recording for Edison in 1919 but thereafter was a Victor artist for the remainder of his life. These acoustical and electrical recordings attained technical and interpretative heights seldom equalled and saw collaborations with conductors Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy in the four piano concertos. Rachmaninov performs a broad selection of his own solo piano works as well as favourites from his repertoire by other composers. Symphony no.3 and The Isle of the Dead can also be heard with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the composerís baton. The set includes discs not issued at the time and the critically acclaimed remastering has been carried out by Ward Marston and Mark Obert-Thorn.

These recordings have all been released before individually on Naxos, and are now collected into a box.

The programme includes Schumannís Carnaval and Chopinís Piano Sonata no.2, along with many shorter pieces. Rachmaninov recorded all four of his piano concertos with The Philadelphia Orchestra which was arguably one of the greatest orchestras of the day.

This supersedes the Sony/BMG 10 Discs Complete Recordings box released in 2005. This box also contains full discographic information unlike the Sony/BMG which didnít.

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