Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18: Andante cantabileArtur Rubinstein, Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 18: Andante cantabile
performed by Artur Rubinstein (piano), Fritz Reiner (conductor), Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3 No. 1, Élégie in E-flat minorSergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3 No. 1. Élégie in E-flat minor
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (piano)
Graffman, Bernstein, NY PhilConcerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 - 1 Moderato
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 - 1 Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninoff (Performed by Graffman, Bernstein, New York Philharmonic)
Prélude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff playing his Prélude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2.
Rachmaninoff recorded many of his compositions on piano rolls -then the most accurate way to capture and reproduce piano performance- during the first decades of the 20th century. This piece, which he wrote when just 19 years old, was committed to roll between 1919 and 1929.
Many composers thusly established authoritative versions of their work before audio recording and reproduction technology obsolesced the player piano. Just over two years ago, Topherchris posted George Gershwin’s piano-roll-recorded performance of his famous Rhapsody in Blue, used so memorably in Woody Allen’s Manhattan.
Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5
Moments Musicaux Op.16 - No.4 in Em - PrestoRachmaninoff [A. Chindin, M. Ponti]
#56) Sergei Rachmaninoff - Moment Musicaux Op. 16, No. 4