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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #440 on: September 05, 2021, 03:13:29 AM »
This might seem a ridiculously obscure question, but here goes...

The Miserly Knight and Francesca Da Rimini were consciously created as a double bill, premiered together.

But does anyone have any source that indicates which one was performed first? Which way round did Rachmaninov want them? I don't know if the opus numbers are meant to tell this.
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #441 on: November 27, 2021, 09:55:25 PM »
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #442 on: November 28, 2021, 07:07:19 AM »
Just yesterday I listened to the new Philadelphia recording of this work on DG, it's an excellent performance too.

Totally agree - my No.1 recording of that work.

Is this with Yannick Nezet-Seguin? Thanks.

A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)

Very enjoyable, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #443 on: November 28, 2021, 07:58:43 AM »
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)
I’m not much of a fan of Rachmaninov’s music, I’m afraid, but that was beautifully played, Kyle! Congratulations!!!!
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #444 on: November 28, 2021, 08:22:33 AM »
This might seem a ridiculously obscure question, but here goes...

The Miserly Knight and Francesca Da Rimini were consciously created as a double bill, premiered together.

But does anyone have any source that indicates which one was performed first? Which way round did Rachmaninov want them? I don't know if the opus numbers are meant to tell this.
I looked around for a while but couldn't find out anything.  Perhaps try posting in one of the opera threads...perhaps someone there knows?  Maybe Tsaraslondon?

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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #445 on: November 28, 2021, 06:44:28 PM »
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)

Congratulations, Kyle! Great execution. It made me more interested in this work. My best wishes!
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #446 on: November 30, 2021, 09:32:12 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words! :)
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #447 on: November 30, 2021, 09:35:56 PM »
Kyle, I watched most of your performance (I got pulled away in the last six minutes or so), but your musicianship is as fine as your own tastes in music. Beautiful playing all-around and tell the pianist William Shi that a Rachmaninov fan from Georgia enjoyed his playing as well. :)
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #448 on: November 30, 2021, 11:54:12 PM »
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)
Beautiful playing Kyle!
Many congratulations.
As with Cesar it makes me more interested in the work.
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #449 on: December 01, 2021, 06:54:45 AM »
A bit of shameless self-promotion, but here's a recent performance I gave of Rachmaninov's soulful and passionate Cello Sonata with pianist William Shi:

https://youtu.be/MueCGerxKaw

Enjoy! :)

Very lovely!

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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #450 on: December 01, 2021, 06:59:49 AM »
Very lovely!

+1  :)

I hear a fine, sort of narrative/novelistic progression in the music-making. And a beautiful cello tone + piano playing.
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Re: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
« Reply #451 on: December 01, 2021, 08:40:44 PM »
For those interested, this looks like a fascinating documentary:

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