Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Complete Recordings (10CD boxset, APE)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Alexander Borodin, Carlos Chavez,  Frederic Chopin, Louis-Claude Daquin, Claude Debussy, Ernst von Dohnanyi, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Edvard Grieg, George Frederick Handel, Adolf Henselt, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Moritz Moszkowski, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Sergey Rachmaninov
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: RCA
Size: 1.25 GB
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Disc: 01
01. Moderato; Allegro
02. Adagio sostenuto
03. Allegro scherzando
04. Allegro ma non tanto
05. Intermezzo: Adagio
06. Finale: Alla breve

Disc: 02
01. Vivace
02. Andante
03. Allegro vivace
04. Allegro vivace
05. Largo
06. Allegro vivace
07. Introduction: Allegro vivace
08. Variation 1: (Precedente)
09. Tema: L’istesso tempo
10. Variation 2: L’istesso tempo
11. Variation 3: L’istesso tempo
12. Variation 4: Pi? vivo
13. Variation 5: Tempo precedente
14. Variation 6: L’istesso tempo
15. Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
16. Variation 8: Tempo 1
17. Variation 9: L’istesso tempo
18. Variation 10: Poco marcato
19. Variation 11: Moderato
20. Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto
21. Variation 13: Allegro
22. Variation 14: L’istesso tempo
23. Variation 15: Pi? vivo scherzando
24. Variation 16: Allegretto
25. Variation 17: [Allegretto]
26. Variation 18: Andante cantabile
27. Variation 19: A tempo vivace
28. Variation 20: Un poco pi? vivo
29. Variation 21: Un poco pi? vivo
30. Variation 22: Un poco pi? (Alla breve)
31. Variation 23: L’istesso tempo
32. Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso

Disc: 03
01. Lento; Allegro moderato
02. Adagio ma non troppo
03. Allegro

Disc: 04
01. Allegro assai
02. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
03. Allegro vivace
04. Allegro moderato
05. Scherzo: Presto; Trio
06. Andantino
07. Allegro vivace
08. Allegro molto ed appassionato
09. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
10. Allegro animato

Disc: 05
01. Sarabande
02. Air And Variations (“Harmonious Blacksmith”)
03. Rondo Alla Turca (“Turkish March”)
04. Thema: Allegretto
05. Variation 1
06. Variation 2
07. Variation 3
08. Variation 4
09. Variation 5
10. Variation 6
11. Variation 7
12. Variation 8
13. Variation 9
14. Variation 10
15. Variation 11
16. Variation 12
17. Variation 13
18. Variation 14
19. Variation 19
20. Variation 22
21. Variation 23
22. Variation 24
23. Variation 25
24. Variation 26
25. Variation 27
26. Variation 28
27. Variation 31
28. Variation 32
29. Heimkehr
30. Das Wandern
31. Polonaise No. 2 In E Major
32. No 4 Impromptu In A-Flat
33. No 2 in F major
34. No 3 in A minor
35. Der Kontrabandiste
36. No 1, in G major, Menuet C?l?bre

Disc: 06
01. Grave; Doppio movimento
02. Scherzo
03. Marche fun?bre
04. Presto
05. Pr?ambule
06. Pierrot
07. Arlequin
08. Valse noble
09. Eusebius
10. Florestan
11. Coquette
12. R?plique
13. Sphinxes
14. Papillons
15. A.S.C.H.-S.C.H.A (Lettres dansantes)
16. Chiarina
17. Chopin
18. Estrella
19. Reconnaissance
20. Pantalon et Colombine
21. Valse allemande
22. Paganini (Intermezzo)
23. Aveu
24. Promenade
25. Pause
26. Marche des “Davidsb?ndler” contre les Philistins

Disc: 07
01. Preludio
02. Gavotte
03. Gigue
04. Scherzo
05. Wohin?
06. No. 6 In A Minor
07. Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
08. Turkish March
09. November: Troika
10. Powder And Paint

Disc: 08
01. Moderato; Allegro
02. Adagio sostenuto
03. Allegro scherzando
04. Prelude No 10 In G-Flat Major
05. Prelude No 3 In E Major
06. Prelude No 7 In F Major
07. Prelude No 6 In F Minor
08. No. 2 In C Major
09. No. 7 In E-Flat Major
10. Oriental Sketch
11. No 3 M?lodie In E Major
12. Serenade In B-Flat Major
13. No 5 Humoresque In G Major
14. No 2 Moment Musical In E-Flat Minor

Disc: 09
01. Minuet
02. No. 4 in C major “Spinning Song”
03. No. 6, Si Oiseau J’?tais, in F sharp minor
04. No 4, La Jongleuse
05. No 1, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
06. No 6, Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk
07. Troika
08. No 2 Humoresque In G Major

Disc: 10
01. Prelude No 5 In G Minor
02. Prelude No 12 In G-Sharp Minor
03. Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
04. Prelude No 5 In G Major
05. Serenade In B-Flat Major
06. No 4 Polichinelle In F-Sharp Minor
07. Theme and Variations
08. No 3, Barcarolle In G Minor
09. Prelude In C-Sharp Minor

# Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Eugene Ormandy

# Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Eugene Ormandy

# Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Eugene Ormandy

# Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# The Isle of the Dead, symphonic poem, Op. 29
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
Conducted by Sergey Rachmaninov

# Vocalise, transcription for orchestra, Op. 34/14
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Sergey Rachmaninov, Philadelphia Orchestra

# Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
Conducted by Sergey Rachmaninov

# Sonata for violin & piano No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Sergey Rachmaninov, Fritz Kreisler
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Sonata for violin & piano in A major (“Duo”), D. 574 (Op. posth. 162)
Composed by Franz Schubert
with Sergey Rachmaninov, Fritz Kreisler
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
Composed by Edvard Grieg
with Sergey Rachmaninov, Fritz Kreisler
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4) Sarabande
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major, HWV 430 Air And Variations (“Harmonious Blacksmith”)
Composed by George Frideric Handel
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (“Alla Turca”) K. 331 (K. 300i) Rondo Alla Turca (“Turkish March”)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Variations (32) on an original theme for piano in C minor, WoO 80
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Chants Polonais (6), transcription for piano (after Chopin Op. 74), S. 480 (LW A193) Heimkehr
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# The Maiden’s Wish, transcription for piano (after Chopin, Op. 71/1, Chants polonais No. 1), S. 480/1 (LW A193/1)
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# M?llerleider (6), for piano, (after Schubert, D. 795), S. 565bis (LW A128) Das Wandern
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# St?ndchen, Leise flehen meine Lieder, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 957), S. 560/7 (LW A49/7)
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Polonaises (2), for piano, S. 223 (LW A171) Polonaise No. 2 In E Major
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Song without Words for piano No. 34 in C major (“Spinnerlied”), Op. 67/4
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 899 (Op. 90) No 4 Impromptu In A-Flat
Composed by Franz Schubert
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Gnomenreigen, for piano (Zwei Konzertet?den No. 2), S. 145/2 (LW A218/2)
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), various arrangements (from “Orfeo ed Euridice”)
Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Etudes (3) for piano, Op. 104b No 2 in F major
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Etudes (3) for piano, Op. 104b No 3 in A minor
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Spanisches Liederspiel, 10 songs for voice(s) & piano, Op. 74 Der Kontrabandiste
Composed by Robert Schumann
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Humoresques de concert (6), for piano, Op 14 No 1, in G major, Menuet C?l?bre
Composed by Ignace Jan Paderewski
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Liebesfreud “Love’s Joy” for violin & piano
Composed by Fritz Kreisler
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Carnaval for piano, Op. 9
Composed by Robert Schumann
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Mazurka for piano No. 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano in E minor, KK IVa/15, CT. 222 (B. 56)
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# A Midsummer Night’s Dream, incidental music, Op. 61 Scherzo
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Liebesfreud “Love’s Joy” for violin & piano
Composed by Fritz Kreisler
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Die sch?ne M?llerin, song cycle, for voice & piano, D. 795 (Op. 25)
Composed by Franz Schubert
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Polka W.R., for piano in A flat major, TN ii/18
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39 No. 6 In A Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Transcription of Mussorgsky’s “Hopak” from opera “Sorochintsy Fair” for piano (also for piano & vioin), TN iii/8
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Cradle song, song for voice & piano, Op. 16/1
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Transcription of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” from “The Tale of the Tsar Saltan” for piano, TN iii/9
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113 Turkish March
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scherzo for piano in A-flat major
Composed by Alexander Borodin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37 November: Troika
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Prelude for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 11/8
Composed by Alexander Scriabin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Man lebt nur einmal! (You Only Live Once!), waltz for orchestra, Op. 167
Composed by Johann II Strauss
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Russian Songs (3) for chorus & orchestra, Op. 41 Powder And Paint
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov, Nadejda Plevitskaya
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Polka italienne, for piano, 4 hands in E flat minor/E flat major, TN ii/21
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov, Natalie Rachmaninoff
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
Performed by Philadelphia Orchestra
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23 Prelude No 10 In G-Flat Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32 Prelude No 3 In E Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32 Prelude No 7 In F Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32 Prelude No 6 In F Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33 No. 2 In C Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33 No. 7 In E-Flat Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Daisies, song for voice & piano, Op. 38/3
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Pieces (2) for cello & piano, Op. 2 Oriental Sketch
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 No 3 M?lodie In E Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 Serenade In B-Flat Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10 No 5 Humoresque In G Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16 No 2 Moment Musical In E-Flat Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Mazurka for piano No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 4 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 210
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major (“Minute”), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69/2, CT. 216
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70/1, CT. 217
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major (“Minute”), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pi?ces de clavecin, Suite No. 3)
Composed by Louis-Claude Daquin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# L’ Arl?sienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music Minuet
Composed by Georges Bizet
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# The Swan (from “Carnival of the Animals”), original (for 2 pianos & ensemble) and arrangements
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Spinning Song for piano in C major No. 4 in C major “Spinning Song”
Composed by Carlos Chavez
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/2
Composed by Edvard Grieg
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Alvedans (Elves’ Dance), lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/4
Composed by Edvard Grieg
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Concert Etude (Capriccio) for piano in F minor, Op. 28/6
Composed by Ernst von Dohnanyi
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# ?tudes caract?ristiques (12), for piano, Op 2 No. 6, Si Oiseau J’?tais, in F sharp minor
Composed by Adolf Henselt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# ?tudes for piano, Op 52 No 4, La Jongleuse
Composed by Moritz Moszkowski
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Children’s Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 No 1, Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Composed by Claude Debussy
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Children’s Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113 No 6, Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk
Composed by Claude Debussy
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37 Troika
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux (2) for piano (or piano & violin), Op. 10 No 2 Humoresque In G Major
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz, for piano in A flat major, Op. 40/8
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23 Prelude No 5 In G Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32 Prelude No 12 In G-Sharp Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32 Prelude No 5 In G Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 Serenade In B-Flat Major
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Lilacs, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/5
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 No 4 Polichinelle In F-Sharp Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Polka W.R., for piano in A flat major, TN ii/18
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Liebesleid “Love’s Sorrow” for violin & piano
Composed by Fritz Kreisler
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano No. 2 (the “original” No. 2) in C sharp minor (I & II), S. 244/2 (LW A132/2)
Composed by Franz Liszt
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), “Pastorale”
Composed by Domenico Scarlatti
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (“Alla Turca”) K. 331 (K. 300i) Theme and Variations
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Waltz for piano No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64/3, CT. 214
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Polka W.R., for piano in A flat major, TN ii/18
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10 No 3, Barcarolle In G Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

# Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3 Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
with Sergey Rachmaninov
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski

Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff

This is clearly the most important recording of piano focused music in human history. Remember that Rach is not only a grand master pianist and composer, but he was also in the presence of other greats from the 19th century, such as Tchaichovsky, Liszt, et al.
The difference between these Rach recordings and those of virtuoso pianists who followed him or were his so-called peers is that he had the insight of composition which all of them lacked. For example, while he would of course infuse his personality into a Scriabin piece, he could also approach it only as a master composer could; additionally he studied under the same instructor as Scriabin, and they were lifelong friends.
That we are lucky enough to have such a recording set is unbelievably fortuitous. Anyone preferring fidelity to something as beautiful, historically important and powerful, should stick to Britney Spears CDs, where you can get all the fidelity you want and clearly care not for the content.

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  1. Christmas came early this year :smile: Oh wait, we just had one. But you know what I mean, right? :wink:

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