William Kapell: Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto no.2, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Shostakovich - 3 Preludes (FLAC)
William Kapell: Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto no.2, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Shostakovich - 3 Preludes (FLAC)

Performer: William Kapell
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov, Dimitri Shostakovich
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: RCA
Size: 223 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

01. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Introduction: Allegro vivace; Varaiation I: (Precedente)
02. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Tema: L’istesso tempo
03. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation II: L’istesso tempo
04. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation III: L’istesso tempo
05. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation IV: Più vivo
06. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation V: Tempo precedente
07. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation VI: L’istesso tempo
08. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation VII: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
09. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation VIII: Tempo I
10. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation IX: L’istesso tempo
11. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation X: Poco marcato
12. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XI: Moderato
13. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XII: Tempo di minuetto
14. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XIII: Allegro
15. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XIV: L’istesso tempo
16. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XV: Più vivo scherzando
17. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43/Variation XVI: Allegretto
18. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XVII: [Allegretto]
19. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XVIII: Andante Cantabile
20. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XIX: A tempo vivace
21. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XX: Un poco più vivo
22. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43: Variation XXI: Un poco più vivo
23. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation Xxii: Un Poco Più Vivo (Alla Breve)
24. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation Xxiii: L’Istesso Tempo
25. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43: Variation Xxiv: A Tempo Un Poco Meno Mosso
26. Concerto No.. 2 in C Minor, Op.18: Moderato; Allegro
27. Concerto No.. 2 in C Minor, Op.18: Adagio sostenuto
28. Concerto No.. 2 in C Minor, Op.18: Allegro scherzando
29. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op.3, No. 2
30. Preludes, Op.34: No. 24 in D Minor
31. Preludes, Op.34: No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
32. Preludes, Op.34: No. 5 in D

Beautiful performance!

William Kapell Edition, Vol. 3: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Shostakovich: 3 Preludes [Original recording remastered]
Chopin, Rachmaninoff are my favorite piano pieces. They were Romantic composers, therefore you really feel this music. It can be heavenly and divine to listen to. And yes, it requires a brain, heart and emotions to enjoy it, and even more soul, I guess, to interpret these works.

I just bought a new CD on Amazon, pianist, William Kapell, who lived from 1922, and was killed in a plane crash Oct. 29, 1953, returning from a tour of Australia. It is mono, but in very good sound, red seal by RCA. It is called William Kapell Edition, Volume three. Rachmaninoff Concerto No 2 in C Minor , also Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, both by Rachmaninoff, and Shotakovich’s 3 Preludes. This is a beautiful interpretation of these 3 works. He is accompanied by the Robin Dell Orchestra with Fritz Reiner, conducting.

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