Horacio Gutierrez was born in 1948 in Habana... In 1970 Horacio Gutierrez took part in the 4th International Tchaikovsky Competition and got the title of laureate.from the LP cover
The Mariinsky label presents the recording of two of Prokofiev’s most popular works, Piano Concerto No 3 and Symphony No 5. Denis Matsuev features as soloist, in this his fourth recording on the Mariinsky label. Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998 Matsuev has established a reputation as one of Russia’s leading pianists and is renowned for his interpretations of Russian music. His recordings of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 Shostakovich Piano Concertos 1 & 2 and Tchaikovsky’s first two piano concertos, have all received considerable acclaim.
The outstanding young German pianist Joseph Moog makes his debut on ONYX with a superb disc of two great Russian piano concertos that have had very different fates.
EMI's two-disc set Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works offers listeners a solid foundation of the Russian composer's symphonic literature. As with many collections that call upon existing recordings to combine into one anthology, performance quality varies.
Concert No.2 for a piano and orchestra (C minor, Op. 18, 1901) has taken a special place in Rakhmaninov's creativity, becoming unlikely not the most popular his composition not only thanks to high art nobleness, beauty and expressiveness themes, completeness of the general concept but also because the composer has extraordinary brightly managed to embody in it the mood of joyful excitation, lifting, expectation something new by which wide ranges of Russian society have been captured on the threshold XX centuries.From J.Keldysh's book "Rakhmaninov and his time". Moscow, publishing house "Music", 1973
Victor Eresko won the first prize at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris in 1963, when he was a twenty-year old student of the Moscow Conservatoire. At the time Marguerite Long said about Eresko: "This young pianist is not only a virtuoso but an inspired poet having an excellent command both of the sound and the keyboard. He reminds me of Rachmaninov".from the LP cover
Ashkenazy long ago reached the stage where he can control and shape every nuance in this teeming piano part and keep poetry and structure in a satisfying balance. Some of his phrasing is uniquely beguiling—the swooning surge into fig. 4 is one of a host of treasurable details on the new recording and it is typical of his sensitivity to emotional ebb and flow. He has always had a special insight into the long plateau before the final peroration, and the spaciousness of the recording emphasizes how beautifully he floats the tone in lyrical passages and how intelligently he withdraws to let the orchestral contribution through.Gramophone, 11/1986