Mar 19 2006, 08:39 PM
at my grans last night i found a Naxos release of Rachmaninovs second and third piano concertos.
The big thing is, the piano solo was played by rachmaninov himself! wow! i think it was recorded in 1939 and 1940 respectively.
Mar 19 2006, 11:25 PM
R's own recordings have a particular and distinct authentiticity not audible elsewhere.
They are somewhat "cool" but very educational to listen to.
Mar 20 2006, 09:25 PM
I just noticed. I compared the third concerto to another recording i have of it, conducted by Alexander Titov, and piano solo Alexei Orlovetsky.
The one with rachmaninov as piano solo, lasts roughly 34 mins, whereas the other one lasts nearly 45 mins!!!!!
Mar 20 2006, 09:33 PM
Wow!!!!! that was a lucky find - i bet it sounds great!! *jealous!*