I have to admit that I had never heard of Van Cliburn, and was more than pleasantly surprised by his playing. Due to his Mother's and his family ties to Moody, Texas, and Ft. Worth, Texas, one of those performances was in Waco Hall, on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Even though I am Ukrainian and was born in Kiev many decades after the October revolution, I always felt a connection to the old pre-revolutionary Russia (the one Rachmaninoff knew and grew up in) and its spirit, which is always present in his music. She introduced me to Russian literature and cinematography. It was so special to embark on this Rachmaninoff journey with Jared Sacks, who always make out of every recording session the most inspiring and creative process! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Intro - Variations 1-6, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variations 7-10, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 11, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variations 12-15, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variations 16-17, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variation 18, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Variations 19-24. As good as any of the more recent great names like Ashkenazy, less eccentric than Agerich, with lots of passion and technical ability. When I tell them in America that I will play the First Concerto, they do not protest, but I can see by their faces that they would prefer the Second or Third.”. Added the 18-05-2014. And of course, the emotional abyss into which he fell following the failure of his First Symphony in 1897 halted his productivity until a kind of hypnosis treatment brought him out of the depression and into the glories of the Second Piano Concerto. But his musical mentality was of a different order than that of, say, his countryman Stravinsky, and he remained virtually impervious to the shock waves of the revolutionary salvos being released in the Europe of his time. It’s available in Stereo and Multichannel DSD (up to DSD 256), Stereo DSD 512, and Stereo and Multichannel DXD. Enough has been written about Van Cliburn and the two works on this SACD that I really do not need to add much more. 2. (…) a big compliment to Maestro Pitrenas and his musicians! Pianist Anna Fedorova returns to NativeDSD with her 3rd DSD release – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 23: Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (Remastered), Piano Concerto No. She passed it on to her granddaughter (my grandmother) whom I was very close to and spent a lot of time during my early childhood. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 16, 2018. 1. ~ Van Cliburn ~. He wanted me to play together with him the orchestra part – I was so excited! 23 No. Fascinerend ook hoezeer zij de vele stormachtige passages in zowel het pianoconcert als de rapsodie modelleerde en die ik zou willen kenschetsen als uiterst geraffineerd gecontroleerde onbesuisdheid. Following this introductory boldness, which climaxes in a cadenza-like flourish, the strings sing the lyric main theme, after which the piano takes the melody, adorning it with inimitable Rachmaninoffian decoration. Free shipping for many products! Needless to say that the (surround) sound, in DSD 64 quality, is heavenly good, with a convincing, not overstretched spatial and discrete ambient soundstage, putting the listener in the best seat in the Hall. {{text}} (…) The music can wonderfully breathe and sing (…) Anna Fedorova’s playing is razor-sharp (…) a sensitive and concentrated performer. – it was a pure joy making music with them!”. “It is really good now. Please select a donation amount. The second and third movements were first performed with the composer as soloist on 2 December 1900. In the matter of compositional style, the First Concerto is thoroughly characteristic of Rachmaninoff’s once and always manner, which is both Russian and Romantic. It was so special to visit Rachmaninoff’s home – everything is left just as if he was still living there.