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Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3

Composer Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer Yevgeny Sudbin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2338 SACD
EAN 7318599923383
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2018
Total time 75'12

The grand finale in Sudbin's Rachmaninov cycle

Yevgeny Sudbin 10 Year Anniversary on BIS (~ 10 min.)

Over the course of almost 10 years, Yevgeny Sudbin has been recording Sergei Rachmaninov’s works for piano and orchestra. The journey began&&& in the U.S.A. in 2008 with the Fourth Piano Concerto, and what Classic FM Magazine described as ‘a glorious recording’ with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra under Grant Llewellyn. For the Paganini Variations and Piano Concerto No. 1, Sudbin continued to Asia and highly praised collaborations with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and conductor Lan Shui. Reviewers remarked on the soloist’s ‘transcendental virtuosity and kaleidoscopic keyboard colour’ (BBC Music Magazine) and enjoyed piano-playing with ‘depth of tone, subtlety and richness of texture, and scintillating dynamism allied to acute lyrical sensibility’ (Gramophone).

The grand finale of Sudbin’s Rachmaninov cycle combines the two best-loved concertos – No. 2 in C minor and No. 3 in D minor – but it also constitutes a home-coming of a kind, as it was recorded in London, Yevgeny Sudbin’s base since 1997. For his partners in these monumental and almost iconic concertos, Sudbin has chosen the BBC Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Sakari Oramo.
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  Sergey Rachmaninov
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 31'57
01 I. Moderato 10'09
02 II. Adagio sostenuto 10'11
03 III. Allegro scherzando 11'37
  Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 42'07
04 I. Allegro ma non tanto 16'54
05 II. Intermezzo (Adagio) 10'49
06 III. Finale (Alla breve) 14'24
  Album total 75'12
ComposerRachmaninov, Sergey
PianoSudbin, Yevgeny

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