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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 (DG The Originals) CD


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  • Audio CD (4 April 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000001GQD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,619 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 1. ModeratoStanislaw Wislocki11:13£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenutoStanislaw Wislocki11:54£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzandoStanislaw Wislocki11:39£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spiritoWiener Symphoniker22:08£2.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo IWiener Symphoniker 6:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro con fuocoWiener Symphoniker 7:06£0.79  Buy MP3 

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Vergo on 28 Oct 2012
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This is a very strange, but mesmerising, performance of the Tchaikovsky concerto. It is as if the performers had never heard the piece before in their lives, and are therefore thinking their way through it and discovering it for themselves. Some of it is very slow, and the pauses (for emphasis, or simply reflecting on an especially beautiful phrase) sometimes seem exaggerated. Yet I found myself hanging on every note, simply because, instead of barnstorming their way on this weathered old war-horse, both conductor and soloist seem utterly determined to discover the inner meaning of the music. In other words, it is the thinking man's (and woman's!) performance.

But, as other reviewers have already noted, one really buys this disc for the incredible, committed performance of the Rachmaninov. The slow movement is 'to die for' and, although I possess other interpretations of this piece (including the excellent version by Ashkenazy), I am beginning to doubt whether I shall ever listen to them again. Richter here is at his very best: demonic and poetic by turns (compare his never-to-be bettered performances of the two Liszt concertos, with Kondrashin and the LSO); but his contribution is easily matched by that of the Warsaw Philharmonic under Wislocki, even though these are scarcely household names in this country. Even allowing for my reservations about the Tchaikovsky, I could not possibly rate this CD at less than 5 stars. Buy it *now*, before it disappears from the lists again, possibly for ever.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Music Mark on 22 May 2006
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Richter was the great Russian secret who's fame grew to big for Russia to contain him. Listening to this recording makes one wonder if great artists like exist today. I purchased this disc by chance a number of years ago and I have to say, if like myself, you thought you very perfectly happy with your Ashkenazy / Rachmaninov no.2, then you really are missing out on a great deal by not owning this disc. If you are in any doubt then compare the final few minutes with your favorite recording and I guarantee (just like the first reviewers piano teacher) it will move you to tears. Anything else by comparison pails into insignificance. Incidentally, the Rachmaninov dates from 1959 and the Tchaikovsky from 1963 and the sound quality on both is first class. The Tchaikovsky is adequate, but buy it for the Rachmaninov.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nick BOCKEN on 24 Feb 2013
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I bought the cd most and for all for the second piano concerto of Rachmaninov. This was the first interpretation (recording) on vinyl record I had of the concerto and for me it still remains the best interpretation ever. All though Richter does not seem to be the most romantic, he gives an honest lecture of the score : romantic but not bombastic. A pitty, that the recording dates from 1959, where the circumstances for stereo recording were far from ideal, you can hear it in the orchestra part, where the dynamic is limited. But this is irrelevant to the wonderful interpretation of both parties (piano and orchestra).

The Tchaikovsky recording is one of the many : not bad, but not exceptional.

Nevertheless the combination of both pieces is extraordinary, having Richter's interpretation of two of the most important piano concertos of music literature..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Christopher Harris VINE VOICE on 26 Mar 2013
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Ok these are rather old recordings but whilst they may not have the richness of modern productions they are perfectly acceptable. What you want is the pianism and in the Rachmaninov he is simply sublime. If you've heard other versions, and surely you will have, then this will open your eyes to a much deeper understanding of the music. It is a very moving performance.

I know others don't like the Tchaikovsky as much but I think it is a very interesting interpretation and well worth listening to.
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By Patricia Relton on 8 July 2014
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Great, my favourite classical CD.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. ES Bisschoff on 27 May 2011
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A golden oldie. Richter is a brilliant pianist and I love his slower tempo in the interpretation of these two concertos. The sound quality is excellent.
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18 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jun 2000
Format: Audio CD
I lent this cd to my piano teacher and she cried her eyes out because it was the best version she'd ever heard of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 and of course it's incredibly moving. The Tchaikovsky is awful though. Lightweight and there are even mistakes. This cd is worth getting just for the definitive version of Rachmaninov.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Jan 2010
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Richter plays the both concertos with full-blooded Romanticism, uncompromising technical refinement and dazzling virtuosity. As every note is clearly articulated, the amazing detail is revealed.

Like his 1959 Melodiya recording of the same concerto, the 1st movement of Rachmaninov's 2nd is broadly paced from the very slow opening. As it gradually gathers momentum, you realise the pianist's intention to present the lyrical passages in such a dangerously slow tempo. Whether in the sublimely sensitive account of the slow movement or incredibly gripping rendition of the last movement, Richter's transcendental pianism shines through.
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