Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Lang Lang - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Scriabin Etudes (2002)

Lang Lang - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Scriabin Etudes (2002)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic cond. Yuri Temirkanov
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 258 MB | no scans
Classical | Telarc | 71:47

Recorded during live concert performances, Lang Lang's second Telarc release justifies all the positive buzz surrounding this young pianist's rapidly ascending international career. He brings plenty of finger power and long-lined drama to Rachmaninov's ubiquitous Third Concerto, yet takes plenty of time to let the lyrical, soaring tunes spin without an inkling of self-indulgence. He admirably adjusts the piano part to accompany when he doesn't bear the melodic burden, and he gets more expressive mileage from transitions than many pianists do. For once, the thicker, more difficult first movement cadenza doesn't sound unwieldy and elephantine. The piano is a little too prominent in the mix next to Temirkanov's sensitively detailed, flowing orchestral support. While Lang Lang has not fully internalized the quivering underbelly of Scriabin's passionate keyboard writing, his poised and secure readings of 10 Etudes still boast plenty of dynamism, idiomatic nuance, and roaring, Horowitz-like octaves. Watch this pianist!

Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)  Music

Posted by pgf000 at Sept. 26, 2010
Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)

Evgeny Kissin - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 (1993)
(Boston Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Kissin & Seiji Ozawa)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 160 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 125 MB
Classic Piano | Sony | 54:14

Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 (colloquially known as The Rach 3) is famous for its technical and musical demands on the performer. It is one of the most difficult works for piano ever written; it has the reputation of being the most difficult concerto in the entire piano repertoire.
Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & 3 (2017)

Ensemble Amarillis - Bach & Telemann: Effervescence concertante (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:27 min | 234 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

„After the disastrous premiere of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 in 1897, the composer fell into a deep depression and suffered severe writer's block. Luckily, the composition of his Piano Concerto No. 2 marked his full recovery, and it's a good job he took his time over it: every memorable phrase, swelling cello line, and weighty piano chord is beautifully placed to create a musical masterpiece. Glorious melody after glorious melody flows from the keyboard; the dialogue between orchestra and soloist is divine; and Rachmaninov undoubtedly had a hit on his hands.
Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & 3 (2017)

Khatia Buniatishvili - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & 3
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 70:27 min | 162 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

„After the disastrous premiere of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 in 1897, the composer fell into a deep depression and suffered severe writer's block. Luckily, the composition of his Piano Concerto No. 2 marked his full recovery, and it's a good job he took his time over it: every memorable phrase, swelling cello line, and weighty piano chord is beautifully placed to create a musical masterpiece. Glorious melody after glorious melody flows from the keyboard; the dialogue between orchestra and soloist is divine; and Rachmaninov undoubtedly had a hit on his hands.
San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

San Francisco Symphony - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3, Mass (2015)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.35GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.32GB + 5% Recovery

Own two of the works that helped cement Beethoven’s reputation as a creative genius like none other. Internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in a dynamic performance of Beethoven’s robust Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, MTT leads the Grammy-winning SF Symphony Chorus and musicians in a rarely performed work: Beethoven’s Mass in C major.
Behzod Abduraimov - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (2014)

Behzod Abduraimov - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:04:21 | 159 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

This 2014 Decca release of two famous Russian piano concertos, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor and Sergey Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, cannot be faulted for a lack of practice, because Behzod Abduraimov has played these works on numerous occasions. In 2009, he won the London International Piano Competition with his fiery reading of the Prokofiev, and in 2014 he took the Tchaikovsky on tour internationally, so there's only a question of how fresh the playing can be after numerous performances. Chalk it up to youthful resilience or personal charisma, but Abduraimov shows abundant energy and brilliance, qualities that aren't worn down by the physical demands of these works. If anything, he appears to relish the opportunity to play them with different conductors and orchestras, each time giving his all in collaborative efforts that have won critical praise everywhere he has performed.
Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 - Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No.2 & Two preludes - Géza Anda

Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 - Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No.2 & Two preludes - Géza Anda
Classical | FLAC & Cue | No log | Ripped with dBpoweramp | Covers & Booklet | 1 CD | 182 MB
Release: 1995 | Label: Testament (under licence from EMI)
Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 - Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No.2 (Garrick Ohlsson)

Tchaikovsky: Piano concerto No.1 - Rachmaninoff: Piano concerto No.2 (Garrick Ohlsson)
Classical | APE, separate tracks - No cue - No log | Covers & booklet | 237 MB

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 13, 2016
Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1960/2015)

Glenn Gould - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 37:37 min | 371 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Columbia Records, Sony Classical | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1960/2015

By now the critics had evidently made their peace with Gould’s wayward readings of Beethoven. His recording of the C-minor Concerto, again with Leonard Bernstein, met with general approval, even if Gould “yields more to his own nature than he should in the Largo” and “meanders and rhapsodizes without thinking that this movement, too, is by Beethoven.“