Started by Chaszz, December 10, 2009, 04:35:52 PM
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Quote from: Cato on December 17, 2009, 05:54:04 AMAre you referring to The Rach's situation before or after the revolution?Wagner for example had his aristocratic patronage as well as his own earnings, and did not need to conduct for a living (he played nothing well enough to earn his bread as a performer)...
Quote from: alkan on December 16, 2009, 01:41:54 AMI don't know why, but one of the few works by Rachmaninov that I really like is ....... er ...... gulp ...... his First Symphony (especially the version by Ormandy). I realize that it is a structural disaster, but I find many original, bizzare and beautiful passages that really appeal to me. The fanfare at the start of the 4th movement, the dramatic and awe-inspiring collapse at the end, the fleeting scherzo, the atmospheric slow movement, the unusual harmonies ....... wonderful stuff ....
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 14, 2009, 07:11:41 AMRakhmaninov is brilliant. Period.
Quote from: Joe Barron on December 16, 2009, 01:24:20 PMPerhaps more to the point, he could never be like Beethoven.
Quote from: Carolus on December 14, 2009, 06:23:05 AMHis second piano trio and the cello sonata are IMO two of the most beautiful romantic works of the 20th.century
Quote from: jochanaan on December 27, 2009, 08:16:03 AMYou mean the Études tableaux? I agree: stellar! I'm not familiar with the Opus 33 set, but the Opus 39 set is really wonderful; my personal favorites from it are #5 in Eb minor, #6 in A minor and #7 in C minor.
Quote from: piano222 on December 27, 2009, 05:53:07 PM...The Eb minor is way overplayed IMO and by that I guess I mean poorly...
Quote from: Guido on December 29, 2009, 03:35:36 PMI also think the first symphony is actually rather good. I listen to the second more, but there's an honesty and beauty to the first, despite it's derivitiveness, that I think is fantastic.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 29, 2009, 03:52:25 PMI like the First very well, indeed. So far, I have only heard the one recording of it (Noseda, BBC Phil).
Quote from: Carolus on December 30, 2009, 06:54:23 AMI've a very fine recording by Sanderling and Leningrad Ph.O.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 30, 2009, 07:16:06 AMThat one must be uncut, too, I am guessing, Carlos?
Quote from: Maciek on December 30, 2009, 07:53:52 AMDave, that trio is fantastic! Thanks!
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