Leaves you breathless and elated!,
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This review is from: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (MP3 Download)
I first heard, and fell in love with, this piece of music when I was less than 5 years old and, as I am nearly 70 now, I have heard many versions. Since the advent of Cds I have been trying to find a version that had the sparkle and sheer exuberance of the version I grew up with (that no longer being available).I listened to a lot of versions on Amazon and found most of them sounded to me like funeral dirges compared to my memories of the piece.
Finally,today, I found this version whilst looking for MP3s on the Kindle Fire (on which it sounds wonderful incidentally). AT LAST! - someone who plays with a truly assured touch without being ponderous and heavy handed. This has to be Rachmaninov at its' very best - by the end it leaves you breathless and elated.