Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff?

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Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff?

Postby John Robson » Thu May 31, 2007 6:48 pm

Have any of you heard this? It's supposed to be the composer playing his G Minor Prelude. I wonder if it really is Rachmaninoff? What do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjcAXvnW ... ed&search=

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Postby Chaotica » Thu May 31, 2007 7:23 pm

Go to classic.chubrik.ru and download the recording there that is supposed to be Rachmaninov. Compare the two recordings and you'll see they are completely different.

I believe the recording on that Russian site is real. So the one on YouTube is either faked or it's a piano roll that is played too slowly.


Postby Anonymous » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:05 am

I have this CD. Quaility is not the best but you can definately tell its him. The clarity in his voicings is unmatched.

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Postby lol_nl » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:58 pm

His virtuosity is probably unmatched (even better than Horowitz, Cziffra, etc. IMO). He is undoubtly one of the, if not the best pianist of the 20th century.

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Postby Anonymous » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:34 pm

I don´t think it´s Rachmaninoff. I have a recording from May 17 1920 with him and this Prelude and it´s much faster but more clear and typically unromantic like Rachmaninoff played his own pieces. For me it´s a bit too sweet played like Horowitz ore somebody who tried to copy some passages of Rachmaninoff but on other passages it´s not Rachmaninoff like.

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