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Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff?

Discussion in 'Pianists' started by John Robson, May 31, 2007.

  1. John Robson

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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    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.

    Markus Brylka
     

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