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Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works, Vol. 3

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Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works, Vol. 3
Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works, Vol. 3


Distinguished Portuguese pianist Artur Pizarro concludes his landmark recording of the 'Complete Piano Works' of Sergei Rachmaninoff for Odradek Records with its third volume.

Among the compositions on this 3-CD set are the early Suite in D minor, only recently re-discovered and given its premiere (it is thought) in 2007, the Piano Sonata No. 1, the Etudes-tableaux, op 33, Rachmaninoff's transcriptions of other composers - from Mendelssohn and Bizet to Rimsky-Korsakov's 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee' - and a host of miniature pieces.

Artur Pizarro is renowned for his performances of Rachmaninoff. A former winner of the Leeds Piano Competition (he played the Third Concerto when he won the competition in 1990), Pizarro offers his listeners a lifetime of love for, and experience with, this music which speaks, as he says, "of the endless variety of the human condition".

A 7-CD set comprising all three volumes of Pizarro's Rachmaninoff solo piano recordings will be released in early 2016. Another new Pizarro album is Rachmaninoff's Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor 'Trio élégiaque' with violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff for the Avi Music label. In 2014, Artur Pizarro and the Italian pianist Rinaldo Zhok formed a duo for both the piano duet and two piano repertoire. Their debut disc together - of music by Antonin Dvorak - will also be released by Odradek.

Personnel: Artur Pizarro (piano)

On Pizarro's Rachmaninoff Volume 2:


Pizarro's playing is absolutely exquisite, not only revelling in the expressive beauty of Rachmaninov's invention, but also managing to draw out lots of interesting inner melodic voices" - BBC Music Magazine (***** Instrumental Choice)


  1. Name
  2. Suite in D minor, I. Lento - Allegro Moderato
  3. II. Lento
  4. III. Menuetto
  5. IV. Allegro
  6. The Star Spangled Banner (John Stafford-Smith)
  7. Hopak (The Fair at Sorochyntsi) (Mussorgsky)
  8. Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3
  9. Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5
  10. Lullaby (Tchaikovsky)
  11. The Flight Of The Bumble Bee (The Tale Of Tsar Saltan) (Rimsky-Korsakov)
  12. Suite from Partita in E major, BWV 1006 (J.S. Bach), I. Prelude
  13. II. Gavotte
  14. III. Gigue
  15. Wohin? D795 No. 2 (from Die Schone Mullerin) (Schubert)
  16. Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 (Mendelssohn)
  17. Menuet from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 (Bizet)
  18. Polka De V.R.
  19. Liebesleid (Kreisler)
  20. Liebesfreud (Kreisler)
  21. Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 28., I. Allegro Moderato
  22. II. Lento
  23. III. Allegro Molto
  24. Etudes tableaux, Op. 33, I. Allegro Non Troppo (F minor)
  25. II. Allegro (C major)
  26. III. Grave (C minor)
  27. IV. Moderato (D minor)
  28. V. Non Allegro Presto (E flat minor)
  29. VI. Allegro Con Fuoco (E flat major)
  30. VII. Moderato (G minor)
  31. VIII. Grave (C Sharp minor)
  32. 4 Pieces, I. Romance
  33. II. Prelude
  34. III. Melodie
  35. IV. Gavotte
  36. Fughetta
  37. Prelude in F major
  38. Fugue in D minor
  39. Morceau De Fantaisie Delmo
  40. Song Without Words in D minor
  41. 3 Nocturnes, I. F Sharp minor
  42. II. F major
  43. III. C minor
  44. Canon in E minor
  45. 4 Improvisations, I. Moderato (E minor)
  46. II. Allegretto (C major)
  47. III. Allegro Scherzando (B flat minor)
  48. IV. Largo (F minor)
  49. Prelude in D minor Op. Posth.
  50. Fragments
  51. Oriental Sketch
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