Fantasy On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis

Boris Giltburg, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3: Variations on a Theme of Corelli (2018)

Boris Giltburg, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Carlos Miguel Prieto - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Variations on a Theme of Corelli (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 195 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:56
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Moscow-born pianist Boris Giltburg has made quite a name for himself in the big Russian piano classics. His Rachmaninoff Second was very fine and the vaunted “Rach 3” is no less impressive. He has the temperament and the technique for this mighty work and squares up to its scale and ambition with great panache. Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto draws some high-powered yet elegant playing from the Scottish orchestra. The Corelli Variations of 1931, the composer’s last solo work, is an altogether cooler creation—less heart-on-sleeve but equally entrancing. Giltburg scales back and plays it with terrific confidence.
Steven Osborne - Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007) 2CD [Repost]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Concerto, Fantasia on a theme of Handel, Piano Sonatas (2007)
Steven Osborne, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67461/2 | Time: 02:20:47

What the world needs more of is intelligently planned, stupendously played, and brilliantly recorded collections like this one. These two discs contain all the piano works of Michael Tippett, works that come from every period of the composer's very long life except his very last. It includes the youthful, tuneful Piano Sonata No. 1 written between 1936 and 1938 and revised in 1941, the massive Fantasia on a Theme of Handel from 1941, the exuberant Piano Concerto from 1955, the experimental Piano Sonata No. 2, the gnomic almost Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 3 from 1973, and the gnarly post-Beethovenian Piano Sonata No. 4. It features a bravura performance by pianist Steven Osborne that makes the best case for all the music, no matter how outré or recherché its harmonic proclivities or rhythmic audacities. Osborne has the emotional enthusiasm, intellectual clarity, physical strength, and sheer willpower to make listeners believe that Tippett is a major English composer and make them wonder why they ever doubted it. With the superlative accompaniment of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Martyn Brabbins in the Concerto and the Fantasia and the sparkling recording by Andrew Keener for Hyperion, this disc marks a major step forward in the Tippett discography.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (2017)

Anna Vinnitskaya - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:20 min | 185 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

Serge Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day had it not been for hypnosis: before the twenty-seven-year-old composer began work on it, he was on his last legs – financially, artistically and psychologically. Dr Nikolay Dahl hypnotised his patient every day, whispering to him: ‘You will write your concerto. You will work with great fluency. The concerto will be of excellent quality.’ The creative block disappeared, and the concerto’s premiere in Moscow in 1901 was a triumph for Rachmaninov, who played the solo part himself.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:13 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 417 613-2

Rachmaninov's opus 1, his first piano concerto, deserves to be heard more often. The opening bars have that heroic sound that raises the hair on the back of the neck. Indeed those first moments rank alongside those of the Grieg and Tchaikovsky piano concertos for their ability to thrill. Ashkenazy's breathtaking playing on a superb piano is matched by that of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Haitink's direction.
Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)

Ogawa, Hughes - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 975

Noriko Ogawa and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra return to the works of Rachmaninov with a disc featuring his first and fourth piano concertos and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninov’s first concerto was written while he was a student at the Moscow Concervatory, but underwent considerable revisions up to 1917.
Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Symphony No 2 (Leonard Slatkin, Denis Matsuev) 2013 [HDTV 1080i]

Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Symphony No 2 (Leonard Slatkin, Denis Matsuev) 2013 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC Main@L4.0, 1920x1080 (16:9), 9.0 Mbps, 25 fps | AAC-LC, 2 ch, 128-384 Kbps VBR | 01:29:28 | 5.9 Gb
Classical | Mezzo live HD | HDTV->MP4

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), conducted by Leonard Slatkin, with Denis Matsuiev on piano, perform Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, a set of 24 variations on Niccolò Paganini's Caprices, and Symphony No 2, Rachmaninoff's first successful work in this genre.
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Sudbin, Shui, Singapore Symphony (2012)

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - Sudbin, Shui, Singapore Symphony (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1988

BIS present two works composed by Sergei Rachmaninov, featuring virtuoso pianist Yevgeny Sudbin alongside the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Lan Shui. Rachmaninov composed Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini after a seven-year silence, and consists of 24 variations taken from Paganini’s 24th Caprice for solo violin. The Rhapsody was soon followed by his Third Symphony. Its themes have a marked Russian character used with great subtlety.
Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, Etudes-tableaux, Variations On A Theme Of Corelli - Xiayin Wang (2012)

Rachmaninoff: Moments Musicaux, Etudes-tableaux, Variations On A Theme Of Corelli - Xiayin Wang (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10724

With her winning combination of consummate technical brilliance, fine musicianship, and personal verve, the pianist Xiayin Wang captures the hearts of audiences wherever she appears. She is achiving high levels of recognision for her commanding performances as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. This is Wang’s second disc for Chandos Records. Her previous disc, of piano works by Earl Wild, was an ‘International Piano Choice’ in International Piano.
Julius Katchen/Sir Adrian Boult/LPO - Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 (1959) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Julius Katchen/Sir Adrian Boult/LPO - Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 (1959) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | MU, RS | 809 MB 3% recovery
1959 | Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | SXL-2176 | UK pressing, 1960

Julius Katchen took to the Romantic piano concerto repertoire as if all the war-horses…were written especially for him…The stereo Katchen/Boult Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody and Dohnanyi Variations generally improve upon the mono versions (reissued on Dutton), notwithstanding more incisive competition past and present. Katchen's awesome fingerwork cuts through the Rachmaninov Second Concerto's notey labyrinths like Drano tearing through a clogged sink. Solti's scorching, whiplash accompaniment has a galvanizing effect on the London Symphony musicians, who play their collective tuchus off.
(Jed Distler - ClassicsToday)
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Piano Concerto No.2 - Yuja Wang, Claudio Abbado, Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Piano Concerto No.2 - Yuja Wang, Claudio Abbado, Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE+3%RR | Covers | 1 CD, 223 MB
2011 | Deutsche Grammophon | Filesonic + Fileserve

Yuja Wang joins the legendary maestro on her first orchestral album. To the challenging Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2, she adds the daunting Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Yuja Wang and Claudio Abbado kindle the Mahler Chamber Orchestra into blazes of beauty. Yuja Wang, Gramophone's "Young Artist of the Year" 2009, hearkens to the no-holds-barred pianistic sensations of the 19th century "Whereas many pianists try to dominate this set of variations, she worked with it. This approach simply gave more punch to the places in which the piano should jump out of the texture".