The Best of Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 -- 28 March 1943) Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a personal style notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and his use of rich orchestral colors.The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output, and through his own skills as a performer he explored the expressive possibilities of the instrument. (0:00) Piano Concerto No.2 in Cm Op.18 - I. Moderato (9:19) Piano Concerto No.2 in Cm Op.18 - II. Adagio sostenuto (19:50) Piano Concerto No.3 in Dm Op.30 - I. Allegro (34:46) Piano Concerto No.4 in Gm Op.40 - III. Allegro vivace (43:26) Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 (1:04:04) Symphony No.1 in Dm Op.13 - I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo (1:17:52) Symphony No.2 in Em Op.27 - III. Adagio (1:33:00) Symphonic Dances Op.45 - I. Non allegro (1:44:59) Prelude Op.23 No.02 in Bbm - Maestoso (1:48:41) Prelude Op.23 No.10 in Gbm - Largo (1:52:49) Morceaux de Salon Op.10 - No.5 in G - Humoresque (1:59:57) Etudes-tableaux Op.39 - Allegro moderato - Tempo di marcia in D No.9 (2:03:37) Cello Sonata in Gm Op.19 - III. Andante (2:09:19) The Bells Op.35 - III. Presto (2:18:10) Vespers Op.37 - Bless the Lord, O my soul (2:23:03) Francesca da Rimini Op.25 - I. Prologue Performers: Piano Concertos No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Earl Wild (pianist) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein (conductor) Symphony No.1 in Dm Op.13 - I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo (USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor) Symphony No.2 in Em Op.27 - III. Adagio (London Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor) Symphonic Dances Op.45 - I. Non allegro (Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Valery Polyansky (conductor) Prelude Op.23 No. 2 and No. 10 (Santiago Rodriguez (piano) Morceaux de Salon Op.10 - No.5 in G - Humoresque (Alexander Ghindin (piano) Etudes-tableaux Op.39 - Allegro moderato - Tempo di marcia in D No.9 (Nikolai Lugansky (piano) Cello Sonata in Gm Op.19 - III. Andante (Yakov Flier (piano) Daniil Shafran (cello) The Bells Op.35 - III. Presto (Olga Lutsiv-Ternovskaya (soprano) Leonid Bomstein (tenor) Vyacheslav Pochapsky (bass) State Symphony Capella of Russia and Valery Polyansky (conductor) Vespers Op.37 - Bless the Lord, O my soul (Olga Borusene (soprano) Yuri Korinnyk (tenor) Mykhaylo Tyshchenko (tenor) The National Academic Choir of Ukraine "Dumka" and Valery Polyansky (conductor) Francesca da Rimini Op.25 - I. Prologue (Bolshoi Orchestra and Andrei Chistyakov (conductor)
Rachmaninov's popular C Sharp Minor Prelude. I think that this piece is slightly haunting, but so beautiful, please tell me your opinion by posting a comment though! PLEASE VISIT MY CHANNEL TO HEAR MORE FANTSATIC PIECES!
Watch Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no.3 with Anna Fedorova here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TJvJXyWDYw. Rachmaninov: Pianoconcerto no.2 op.18 Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie o.l.v. Martin Panteleev Anna Fedorova, piano Opgenomen/recorded: Het Zondagochtend Concert, 1 september 2013 in het Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Rachmaninovs Tweede pianoconcert is zijn populairste: het is te horen in vele films en is een mijlpaal in de carrière van alle grote pianisten. Het Zondagochtend Concert is een concertserie van NPO Radio 4. Kijk voor meer informatie over de reeks op http://zondagochtendconcert.radio4.nl.
Includes all 3 movements. Taken from "Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (2004)" Mvt. 1 is 0:00 to 11:10 Mvt. 2 is 11:14 to 22:10 Mvt. 3 is 22:20 to 34:00 Quality - FLAC, audio bitrate: 512kbps* Video MP4 - 358kbps Audio should be perfect in 720p quality. I also should note that this is my favorite version of this Piano Concerto, as the intro is slightly "better paced" then other versions, where I believe it to be played too quickly, not savoring the notes enough. Credits: Yefim Bronfman (Piano) The Philharmonica Esa-Pekka Salonen Gary Schultz (Producer) Kevin P. Boutote (Engineer) Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 1 London England, October 5-8th, 1990 www.sonyclassical.com This record was enhanced using 20-bit technology for "high-definition sound". *Change to 720p Video to get the a 192 kbps Audio Stream (the highest you can get on YouTube) SMK 93105 0931052000 Sergei Rachmaninov
Rachmaninoff - Prelude in C Sharp Minor (Op. 3 No. 2) Click the 🔔bell to always be notified on new uploads! ♫ Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2LdpqK7 ♫ MIDI: https://patreon.com/rousseau ♫ Facebook: http://bit.ly/rousseaufb ♫ Instagram: http://bit.ly/rousseauig ♫ Twitter: http://bit.ly/rousseautw ♫ Buy me a coffee: http://buymeacoff.ee/rousseau Hope you enjoy my performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor. Sheet music: https://www.patreon.com/posts/sheet-music-in-c-20731243 Outro: Rachmaninoff - Etude Tableau Op. 39 No. 6 Hello, I'm Rousseau, I make piano covers of classical and pop songs with a reactive visualizer. New videos every Monday!
The fourth piece in Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Moments Musicaux, Op. 16" is similar to the second in the quality of its performance. The fourth piece reveals resemblance to Chopin's "Etude Op. 10 No. 12" in the taxing left hand figure place throughout. Further it looks, sounds, and feels as if it were an improvisation on Chopin's Prelude in G major (Op. 28, No. 3). The piece is 67 measures long, with a duration of about three minutes, and has the fastest tempo of the set, Presto (quick) at 104 quarter notes per minute, and is the shortest work in terms of playing time. Presto is in ternary form with a coda. The piece begins with a fortissimo introduction with a thick texture in the left hand consisting of chromatic sextuplets. The melody is a "rising quasi-military" idea, interspersed between replications of the left hand figure, the mostly two-note melody being a strong unifying element. The middle section is a brief period of pianississimo falling figures in the right hand and rising scales in the left. The third section is marked Più vivo (more life) and is played even faster than the intro, 112 quarter notes per minute. At this point the piece develops a very thick texture, with the original left hand figure played in both hands in varying registers. The technique of rapidly changing the octave in which a melody is played, sometimes called "registral displacement", is used to present the figure in a more dramatic form that increases the intensity of the ending. The ending, a coda in Prestissimo (very quick), 116 quarter notes per minute, is a final, sweeping reiteration of the theme that closes in a heavy E minor chord, which revisits Rachmaninoff's preoccupation with bell sounds, prominent in his Piano Concerto No. 2 and Prelude in C-sharp minor (Op. 3, No. 2). The piece is a major exercise in endurance and accuracy: the introduction opens in a left hand figure requiring span of a tenth interval. Additionally, octave intervals invariably appear before fast sextuplet runs, making quick wrists and arm action necessary. The double melodies Rachmaninoff uses in this work exists purposely to "keep both hands occupied," obscuring the melody and making it difficult for the right hand to project. This is the only piece in the set with indicated pedal markings. (Wikipedia) Please take note that the audio AND the sheet music ARE NOT mine. Change the quality to a minimum of 480p if the video is blurry. Original audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhLDse5R8dQ (Performance by: Nikolai Lugansky) Original sheet music: http://imslp.org/wiki/Moments_musicaux,_Op.16_(Rachmaninoff,_Sergei)
Here is Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) himself playing the first movement (Moderato) from his second piano concerto. Written between 1900 and 1901, Rachmaninoff slaved over its composition for many hours a day for more than half a year. It had been the first large work he had created since his poorly received first piano concerto four years earlier. The result, however, remains one of Rachmaninoff's most well-known and beloved works that is a pillar in today's piano repertoire. The concerto was first performed in its entirety on October 27, 1901 in Moscow. This record collection was recorded in 1929 by RCA victor with Rachmaninoff's favorite orchestra; the Philadelphia Orchestra. Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977) is conducting. I personally own the records, which are in public domain, and digitally restored the audio. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you'd like to hear MORE RACHMANINOFF, check out my new video of his Études-Tableaux, op. 39: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6T4nkcYed0
UPDATE (Oct 9, 2014): The full-length (23:33) "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" is now available in my other channel (65Moments). Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWKSxg4FfbE One of the Best Compositions ever! ♫ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Here's Rachmaninoff"s Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini In A Minor, Op. 43 - Variation #18 performed by: Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ This classic music has been made even more popular by the movie "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. - Originally in my previous channel (65Reasons) on April 19, 2009. - UPDATE: Richard Matheson, the author of the book "Bid Time Return" on which the movie "Somewhere in Time" was based, passed away yesterday, 23 June 2013. (Peace be upon him....) ****
Sergey Rachmaninov - Vespers. Mass for mixed choir, Op 37 Valery Polyansky, conductor Recorded live at the Smolensk Cathedral 1. O Come and Worship 2. Praise the Lord, O My Soul (Greek Chant) 3. Blessed is the Man 4. Joyful Light (Kiev Chant) 5. Now Lettest Thou Depart (Kiev Chant) 6. Hail Mary 7. Hexapsalmos / O Praise Our God (Znamenny Chant) 8. Blessed be the Lord (Znamenny Chant) 9. Christ's Resurrection 10. My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord 11. Greater Doxology (Znamenny Chant) 12. This Day of Salvation (Troparion, Znamenny Chant) / Christ is Risen from the Dead (Troparion) / Thanksgiving to the Mother of God Sergey Rachmaninov Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37