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Rachmaninov: The Edison Recordings, April 1919

Pianists - Solo Piano Recordings, Vol. 4

Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)

These archival gems are a must listen. Sergei Rachmaninov’s brilliance cuts through the constant crackle on these fledgling Edison recordings; the background fizz becomes a comfort rather than... More…
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Contents

Chopin: Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42

7:49
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 18 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat Major, Op. 42 (Take A)

3:58

Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat Major, Op. 42 (Take C)

3:51

 Excerpt, Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

8:17
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 18 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme: Andante grazioso - Variation 1 - Variation 5 - Variation 6 (Take A)

4:08

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: I. Theme: Andante grazioso - Variation 1 - Variation 5 - Variation 6 (Take C)

4:09

Tausig: Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9 / L.413 / P.65 for piano)

7:58
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 19 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9 / L.413 / P.65 for piano) (Take A)

4:01

Pastorale in E Minor (arr. of D. Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.9 / L.413 / P.65 for piano) (Take C)

3:57

Chopin: Waltzes (3), Op. 64

8:22
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 19 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take A)

2:49

Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take B)

2:45

Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3 (Take C)

2:48

Liszt: Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

31:31
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 23 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take A)

10:34

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take B)

10:26

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Take C)

10:31

 Excerpt, Rachmaninov: Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3

7:36
  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 24 April 1919
  • Recording Venue: New York, USA

Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (Take A)

3:48

Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (Take C)

3:48