Sergei Rachmaninov

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Rachmaninov: Preludes, Études-Tableaux, Moments musicaux review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Babayan’s affinity with Rachmaninov is evident, though his personality shows most in the more substantial pieces

Andrew Clements

30, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Trifonov: Destination Rachmaninov. Departure review – peerless playing | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Daniil Trifonov’s extraordinary eloquence removes every trace of over-familiarity – this is one of the releases of the year

Andrew Clements

25, Oct, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 Live in Concert CD review – short but absorbing
Philharmonia Orchestra/Ashkenazy (Signum Classics)

Fiona Maddocks

01, Oct, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2 & Paganini Rhapsody CD review – poised and shining

Erica Jeal

07, Sep, 2017 @2:45 PM

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George Harliono, 16-year-old piano virtuoso, to perform with Valery Gergiev
Teenager invited to Russia to play Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with conductor and Mariinsky Orchestra

Dalya Alberge

05, Aug, 2017 @2:45 PM

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When piano grades just aren’t your forte | Letters
Letters: Some supportive advice from readers for the Guardian’s Hugh Muir, who wrote recently about failing his grade two piano exam

Letters

29, May, 2017 @4:09 PM

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3; Mozart: Piano Concerto K488 CD review – technical issues mar superb playing
Grigory Sokolov’s Rachmaninov playing is immense, but is spoiled by an out of tune piano that gets worse over the course of the disc

Andrew Clements

22, Mar, 2017 @3:12 PM

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Rachmaninov: Vespers CD review – intense drama and fervour
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Fifth Av, NY/John Scott
(Resonus)

Stephen Pritchard

26, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Rachmaninov: Op 39 & Op 16 CD review – beguiling ambiguity
Boris Giltburg (piano)
(Naxos)

Fiona Maddocks

05, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, 10 Songs CD review – delightfully seductive
This live LPO recording features an intriguing curio from a second Vladimir Jurowski…

Stephen Pritchard

07, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Steven Osborne review – colour and texture above drama and display
Schubert, Debussy and Rachmaninov were played with a sense of control that put their works across more effectively than any grandstanding

Erica Jeal

04, Feb, 2016 @3:56 PM

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