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.
Garrick Ohlsson - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3, Symphonic Dances (2011)

Garrick Ohlsson - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3, Symphonic Dances (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:09 | 334 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ASO Media | Catalog: CD 1003

Garrick Ohlsson is much better known for his elegant recordings of the piano music of Frédéric Chopin than he is for his forays into Russian music, but this 2011 release of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor shows that he brings the same kind of polish and depth of expression to this monumental post-Romantic showpiece. From the opening octaves of his entrance, Ohlsson plays with smooth, melodic connectedness, and his singing tone carries the work's long lines effectively, if somewhat introspectively.
Geoffrey Tozer, LPO, Neeme Jarvi - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3; Symphony No.7 (1993)
Geoffrey Tozer, piano; The London Philharmonic; Neeme Järvi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 9130 | Time: 00:57:22

The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 3 is rarely heard, though it is a finely crafted work worth greater attention. It has suffered alongside the magnificent and superior Second and the ever-popular First. Moreover, it is not a bona fide concerto at all, the composer having completed only the first movement before his sudden death in 1893. Contrary to the suggestion of a few, it is highly unlikely he intended to produce a one-movement concerto. Tchaikovsky wrote two other piano pieces the same year bearing the titles "Andante" and "Finale," respectively. Following his death, Taneyev orchestrated these and attached them to the Concerto, though Tchaikovsky had left no indication they were to be a part of it. But the pair did share something in common with the completed first movement: a theme source – the incomplete Symphony No. 7. In any event, the opening movement of this Concerto is the most compelling, featuring an exuberant main theme whose first two notes are the central melodic element. An attractive slow melody is soon presented, followed by a theme of great vivacity and rhythmic drive.
Aldo Ciccolini - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Live) (2018)

Aldo Ciccolini - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Live) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 246 MB
Label: LPO | Tracks: 06 | Time: 68:23 min

Taken from the LPO’s final concerts with the late Aldo Ciccolini (1925–2015), these performances were much praised at the time. Most notably for Ciccolini’s soulful and sensitive interpretation that was ‘illuminated from within and sounded fresh, spontaneous and heartfelt’ (Classical Source, May 2009). These live recordings were conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin while he was Principal Guest Conductor (2008-14) and his close relationship with the Orchestra is apparent.
Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)

Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 270 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 08 | Time: 62:05 min

The inexhaustible strength of a genius: Neither the disillusionment that set in after his exile to the United States nor his declining health stopped Bartók from fulfilling his commission for the Concerto for Orchestra nor from writing the Third Piano Concerto, his final work, intended to secure his wife’s future. Hence his gloomy circumstances led to two masterpieces (and gained him a long-awaited American reputation). They are magnificently served here by Javier Perianes and the musicians of the Münchner Philharmoniker under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado.
Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018) [24/96]

Javier Perianes, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Piano Concerto No. 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:05 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The inexhaustible strength of a genius: Neither the disillusionment that set in after his exile to the United States nor his declining health stopped Bartók from fulfilling his commission for the Concerto for Orchestra nor from writing the Third Piano Concerto, his final work, intended to secure his wife’s future. Hence his gloomy circumstances led to two masterpieces (and gained him a long-awaited American reputation). They are magnificently served here by Javier Perianes and the musicians of the Münchner Philharmoniker under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado.
Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)
Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition (Previously unpublished)
Van Cliburn, piano; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Kyrill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1440 | Time: 01:19:54

Deep in the heart of the Cold War, there was once a miracle in Moscow – Texas-based classical pianist Van Cliburn, of whom no one had heard, conquered at the First Tchaikovsky Competition, an event set aside to showcase Soviet talent. Cliburn was warned by his own government not to go, given the tense political relationship between the United States and Soviet Union at the time, and once he arrived he was greeted as a party crasher, subject to hostile stares and animosity of the kind he had never dreamed of back in Texas. And it was Cliburn, at the end, which brought down the house, and held the award. Back in America, he was greeted with a ticker tape parade and was the subject of a best-selling biography by Abram Chasins, The Van Cliburn Story, copies of which continue to clog the shelves of American thrift stores five decades hence. Ultimately, though, Cliburn's celebrity lost its luster. Nerves, ultra-picky perfectionism, and mishandling by management led to his early retirement from the concert scene; his greatest latter-day achievement being the force behind the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, America's most prestigious such event.
Alexander Krichel - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Moments Musicaux (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Alexander Krichel - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Moments Musicaux (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 & 96 kHz | Time - 67:19 minutes | 811 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Alexander Krichel ist einer der talentiertesten jungen Pianisten seiner Generation und entfacht überall, wo er auftritt, Begeisterung bei Presse und Publikum. Er überzeugt mit Virtuosität, Dynamik und musikalischer Intensität und bringt »das Klavier so zum Singen, wie man es nur selten hört. Tiefe, Sensibilität und Eleganz verschmelzen bei ihm zu vollkommener Schönheit, so dass man sich nicht satt hören kann« (Crescendo). Bereits sein Debütalbum wurde zum Bestseller und mit dem ECHO Klassik ausgezeichnet.
Volker Hartung, Hubert Salwarowski - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2016)

Volker Hartung, Hubert Salwarowski - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps | 01:14:23 min | Covers included | 178 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: JPK Musik

The Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Volker Hartung and pianist Hubert Salwarowski are presented in a most exciting performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Brahms Symphony No.2.