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Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33/39 | CD | Download | SOMM Recordings
"...a landmark recording". The Observer see |HERE| "Those who do not know these extraordinarily original masterpieces are strongly advised to acquire this disc. There is none better." Classical Source see |HERE| "Martin Cousin... a master in the art of the tapered phrase, the dying fall and the precisely weighted texture". The Times. "Cousin's performance is not slim-line in any sense. The sonata (Rachmaninov Sonata No. 1) comes across with ample romantic passion, its impulses strong, its textures ripe and robust. .... If some pianists have preferred to saddle the sonata with its barnstorming reputation, that is not Cousin's way. His has discretion, judgment and perception." ( Arts Telegraph, Geoffrey Norris, Classical CD of the Week). "An impressive disc in every way". Gramophone. Rachmaninov composed the op. 33 Études-Tableaux in the summer of 1911 just after completing his second set of Preludes Op. 32. They are compositionally more advanced than the Preludes and explore a