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Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances (Radio Filharmonisch Orkest)

Conducted by Edward Gardner, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Rachmaninoff’s last composition. Recorded on December 18, 2011 at the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Fedorova plays Mozart, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff

Ukrainian classical pianist Anna Fedorova plays pieces from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Rachmaninoff – The Bells (Kolokola) – Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

Conducted by the American conductor James Gaffigan, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic) and the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir) perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells (Russian: Kolokola), Op. 35, a choral symphony written in 1913. The words are from the heavily onomatopoeic poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)) which was not published until after his death in 1849, and very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont (15 June [O.S. 3 June] 1867 – 23 December 1942). Marina Rebeka, soprano; Sergei Skorokhodov, tenor; Andrei Bondarenko, bass. A High Definition video Published by the Avrotros Klassiek channel.
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Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Daniil Trifonov)

Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian concert pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30. Conductor: Myung-whun Chung. Recorded on June 19, 2015 at the Philharmonie de Paris.
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Rachmaninoff – Suite No. 2 (Trifonov, Babayan)

Russian concert pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov and the Armenian-American concert pianist Sergei Babayan perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2, Op. 17, a composition for two pianos. The piece was composed in Italy in the first months of 1901. Recorded during a recital of some of the composer’s more intimate piano repertoire at the Greene Space, a state-of-the-art, multimedia performance space and broadcast studio at WNYC Radio.
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Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 (Matsuev)

Accompanied by the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian classical pianist Denis Matsuev performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov. Recorded during the Annecy Classic Festival 2013 at the Sainte-Bernadette Church, Annecy. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Anna Fedorova)

Accompanied by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (North West German Philharmonic), Ukrainian concert pianist Anna Fedorova performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30. Composed in 1909, the work is widely regarded as one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire. Conductor: Gerard Oskamp.
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Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Olga Kern)

Russian classical pianist Olga Kern performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. Kern is the Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – whose performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 made her the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years. She made her New York City debut in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in May, 2004. Eleven days later she returned to New York to play at Carnegie again, this time on the stage of the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of Carnegie Hall.
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