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by Romain
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: How many notes are there in Rach 3?
Replies: 4
Views: 5882

I think I read a few months ago that Ashkenazy was told to have once counted all the notes of that concerto...ask him to compare your results !! (I did also count all those notes a long time ago, but I do not remeber the precise number...)
by Romain
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Best Recordings
Topic: Best Rachmaninov interpreteration
Replies: 22
Views: 25493

Don't forget Guilels, please !! He is almost as good as Richter, Horowitz or Rachmaninov.

For the preludes, Ashkenazy is for me the king. For the études-tableaux Angelich's way of playing the piano, both intense and virtuoso, is simply the greatest think I have ever heard in those pieces.
by Romain
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Best Recordings
Topic: Best Rach #3 Performance/Recording?
Replies: 60
Views: 73416

In my opinion... in the category "old sound", the greatest 3rd concertos players are : Rachmaninov Horowitz/koussevitzky Guilels/Svetlanov Guilels/Cluytens ...with a slight preference for Guilels/Svetlanov. More recently, I like above all : Ashkenazy/Previn Volodos Argerich The rhapsodic s...
by Romain
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: the bells
Replies: 7
Views: 6282


For eternity : the bells by Kondrashin (Moscow philarmonic orchestra).

The sound is awful but here each bar is a miracle, a kind of magic like in no other recording I know.
by Romain
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: rachmaninoff sonata in b-flat minor performed by horowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 22549

Well, first of all I must point out that there are two recordings of R. second sonata by Horowitz. The two are concerts recordings ; the latest, recorded in 1980, is really tremendous and is for me the best of Rach's recordings by Horowitz. Today I think one of the nicest recordings of this sonata i...

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