Rachmaninov Melodiya

Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1994)

Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:37 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | Catalog: MEL CD 10 00993

In what used to be called the West, Sviatoslav Richter's best-known and best-loved recording of Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto was the 1962 recording on Deutsche Grammophon with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Symphony. In what used to be called the East, Richter's best-known and best-loved recording of Tchaikovsky's First was this 1958 recording on Melodiya with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic.
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Jaroslav Brych - Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op. 37;  Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)

Sergey Rachmaninov - Vespers, Op. 37; Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31 (2007)
The Prague Philharmonic Choir; Jaroslav Brych, conductor, Soloists

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD 350 043 | Time: 01:01:32

The Prague Philharmonic choir join over a dozen others who have recorded Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, a work once thought the special property of the Russian choirs who are, of course, prominent in the lists. The Czechs sing it without a cantor, and more as a concert work than some of the others do. Though they take the famous scale in the Nunc dimittis, descending to a profound B flat, in their stride, they are not as sonorous as some others, and their particular contribution is to sing the music lightly and flexibly, with a lively response to the words. They have excellent sopranos, safe in intonation when attacking the exposed high entries in thirds which are a feature of the music, and a good tenor for the three numbers that involve him as a soloist. The Magnificat, with all its tempo changes and shifts of register, is expressively done, as are the light rhythms of ‘Blessed art Thou, O Lord’.
Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)

Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 (2005)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:53:12 | 205 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: URANIA

The appeal of this release hinges more on its sound quality than on the quality of its well-known and excellent performances. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound very good. One can more or less hear Richter – details of articulation occasionally get lost, inner voices are sometimes obscured, and bigger sonorities are often opaque – but he sounds like he's miles away. One can hear Sanderling and the USSR Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra only faintly when they're quiet, somewhat better when they're louder, and all too well when they're really loud. There have been better releases of these recordings in the past – many listeners prefer the 1995 BMG-Melodiya issues – and there will likely be better releases in the future. This one's not worth it except for Richter specialists who have to have every release of every performance Richter ever recorded.
Early Russian All Night Vigil / S.Rachmaninov Choral Works - B.Tevlin & A.Sveshnikov (1991)

Early Russian All Night Vigil / S.Rachmaninov Choral Works - B.Tevlin & A.Sveshnikov (1991)
Melodiya | USSR | SUCD 10-00274 | 1991 | 1 CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (img + cue), LOG | Covers (jpg 300 dpi) | TT 68:49 | RAR 272 MB + 3% Recovery
Classical / Choir / Vocal

The artistic concept behind this disc gives us a somewhat unusual compilation, featuring 9 excerpts from an "early Russian" All-Night Vigil–unison chants transcribed from 16th- & 17th-century manuscripts, recorded in 1988 by the Youth & Students Choir of the Moscow Musical Society (Boris Tevlin, cond.) These are followed by the first six movements from Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil," op.37, from the classic (& currently unavailable) 1965 recording by the USSR State Chorus under Alexander Sveshnikov.
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.
Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012) (Repost)

Joseph Moog - Rachmaninov, Rubinstein: Piano Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:49 | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog: ONYX 4089

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. Anton Rubinstein s 4th was once one of the most famous and popular concertos in the repertoire, and many of the major virtuosos performed this work into the early years of the 20th century when the composer s other works vanished from the concert hall.

Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 19, 2017
Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)

Moura Lympany - Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:41 | 176 MB
Label: Decca

The first ever recording of Rachmaninov’s complete preludes (1941–42). Released on CD for the first time. Throughout a career spanning over 60 years, Dame Moura Lympany was closely associated with the music of Rachmaninov. It began as an unlikely meeting of minds and fingers: what was this slight and beautiful young Englishwoman doing with music that needed the composer’s own huge hands to span its ninths and tenths, written by a man immortalized in Stravinsky’s quip, ‘a six-and-a-half-foot scowl’?

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 17, 2017
Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008) (Repost)

Kateryna Titova - Rachmaninov (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:06 | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 706005

There's no question about pianist Kateryna Titova's technique in her debut recital, and a good thing, too, since the program consists entirely of works by Rachmaninov, the composer of some of the most transcendentally difficult piano music of the fin de siècle. But no matter what the Russian composer asks for – be it the tumults of notes that open the Allegro agitato of his Second Piano Sonata, the ethereal ostinatos that start the Prélude in G minor, the monumental sonorities that fill the Prélude in C sharp minor, or the feathery arabesques that saturate the composer's transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee – the young Ukrainian-born, German-based pianist nails them all.
Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel - Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:49 | 302 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 479 1304

Since pianist Yuja Wang and conductor Gustavo Dudamel count among Deutsche Grammophon’s young superstars, it was inevitable that they collaborate on disc. In the Rachmaninov Third Concerto Wang’s tendency to reverse accents and make sudden pianissimo plunges at certain climactic moments borders on mannerism (what’s with that momentum-breaking comma right before the first-movement development section Allegro?), but the piano part’s swirling textures benefit from Wang’s fanciful voicings, imaginative rubatos, and frisky, dead-on accurate fingerwork.
Sergei Rachmaninov - Rachmaninov: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 4 (2017)

Sergei Rachmaninov - Rachmaninov: Piano Solo Recordings, Vol. 4
Classical, Piano | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:33 min | 169 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Rachmaninov was obliged to start a new life after abandoning all his possessions when leaving Russia for good in 1917. He sought his fortune in the New World, supporting his family as a pianist and giving numerous concerts. This activity generated interest from fledgling record companies, and before long Rachmaninov was working for Thomas Edison in his New York studio. These new transfers of ‘approved’ and ‘held’ made using the old acoustic process known as ‘hill-and dale’ reveal more about the instrument Rachmaninov played (probably a Lauter piano) than ever before, as well as opening out his robustly virtuoso approach to Chopin, the beautiful tone he gives to Mozart, and his breathtaking technique in Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, the longest solo work he ever recorded.