A Window In Time - Rachmaninoff performs works of other composers
CAT # 80491-25
1. Henselt: Were I a Bird, Op. 2, No. 6 1:47 2. Rubinstein: Barcarolle No. 5, Op. 93, No. 7 4:54 3. Gluck-Sgambati: Melodie (from Orfeo ed Euridice) 3:36 4. Tchaikovsky: Troika (The Seasons: November) 3:52 5. Mendelssohn: Spinning song, Op. 67, No. 34 1:47 6. Chopin: Waltz in E-flat, Op. 18 ("Grande valse brillante") 4:46 7. Tchaikovsky: Waltz, Op. 40, No. 8 3:11 8. Chopin-Liszt: The Maiden's Wish (from Polish Songs) 3:29 9. Chopin: Waltz, Op. 34, No. 3 ("Valse brillante") 2:47 10. Schubert-Liszt: Das Wandern 1:41 11. Bach: Sarabande (from Partita No. 4, BWV 828) 2:56 12. Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 15, No. 1 5:28 13. Paderewski: Minuet, Op. 14, No. 1 3:53 14. Beethoven-Rubinstein: Turkish March (from Ruins of Athens) 3:05 15. Schubert: Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 4 4:37 16. Chopin: Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op. 31 9:54
Rachmaninoff performs classic piano works in a spectacular new recording made on a Bösendorfer 290SE Reproducing Piano. This remarkable listening experience brings Rachmaninoff's phenomenal pianistic talent to life in today's world. By using unprecedented new techniques of transfer and reproduction, scientist and mathematician Wayne Stahnke has eliminated the mechanical aspects of music roll performances. More astonishingly these advances reveal the subtleties and fine details of Rachmaninoff's playing with startling clarity, showing us why he was regarded as perhaps the greatest pianist of his time.
With a pioneering combination of scientific, electronic and mathematical processes, Stahnke has for the second time, resurrected the subtleties of Rachmaninoff's performances, embedded in his music rolls, for the modern listener to enjoy. This recording features the great Rachmaninoff performing works by other composers, including spectacular and idiosyncratic renditions of pieces he never recorded on LP, such as the Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor.
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