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Rachmaninoff's Concert Programs

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:31 pm
by Jessica
I just found this link, looks pretty interesting. Ruth Laredo has some of his programs, some pictures, etc... :)

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:17 am
by morakeo
Wow. I haven't ever seen any of these. The only program I've seen is in Carnegie Hall's Museum in New York. Just look at those programs... :shock:

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:15 pm
by Jessica
No kidding. They sure don't make pianists like that anymore....


Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:53 pm
by morakeo
You mean pianists don't make programs like those anymore?

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:58 am
by Jessica
Well, both. Not the same programs, but not the same kind of artists either. :) I think pianists around today are fantastic, but not at the same level that was around in the Golden Age. Maybe I'm spoiled, I've been listening to too many recordings of Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, Moiseiwitsch, etc...

Brendel is one of the exceptions. :) God, If I could play half as well as he does..................

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:47 am
by morakeo
Oh, I see. Yes, I agree. Todays musicians mostly focus on virtuosity and technique and that's it. But technique is the way of interpretation as Horowitz says. I also listen to a lot of 'old' recordings. Maybe too old Debussy, Ravel, de Pachmann, Hofmann, Cortot... Klemperer, Munch, Mitropoulos, Furtwaengler... No, you are not spoiled :) These are the musicians that teach us. Listening to Thibaudet's Debussy when you got Cortot is "stupid" let's say. Listening to Rattle's Bruckner when you got Celibidache, the same thing. These old musicians are authentic, pure, honest and above all humans that adore what they do. Music in their time was a way of living and not a form of entertainment or simply another job as it is today. These people were decent towards their audience. They had a mission and they had to accomplish it doing their very best.

Re: Rachmaninoff's Concert Programs

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:04 pm
by pianola
Could I ask why the first post in this thread has been amended to disallow the link to Ruth Laredo's select but interesting resource of Rachmaninoff concert materials? In the hope that it has occurred by mistake, may I repeat the link, which is:


Re: Rachmaninoff's Concert Programs

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:56 am
by Marianne
Thank you very much for such a link!

Here is a concert program dating 1912, February 2nd.




It is written that the concert was to start at 1.30 pm and there were 3 parts

The conductor was Sergey Kousevitcsky.
1. Rimskiy-Korsakoff Episode from opera Sadko
2. S.V.Rachmaninoff Second concert (S.V.Rachmaninoff as a soloist)
3. Tchaikovsky Simphony №5.

Grand piano «C. Bechstein» mentioned