Julia Severus - Rachmaninoff: Rare Piano Transcriptions
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 73:11 min | 237 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 26 | Rls.date: 2017
Sergey Rachmaninov’s songs rival his piano works in terms of popularity, and are the culmination of a uniquely Russian lyrical tradition. Piano transcription became a fashionable art form in its own right after Liszt’s work in the genre, and Rachmaninov’s elaborate piano parts make his romances ideal for solo performance in works that express effortless sensuality as well as darkness and loss. Unearthed in 2002, Rachmaninov’s own transcription of his remarkable Suite in D minor explores both tragic depths and light-hearted bravura.