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Sergei Rachmaninoff – All-Night Vigil – Op. 37

Sergei Rachmaninoff – All-Night Vigil – Op. 37

Rachmaninoff Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa , Great compositions/performances

Rachmaninoff Variation 18 Rhapsody on Themes of Paganini Valentina Lisitsa

Sviatoslav Richter plays Rachmaninoff Concerto No.1, Op. 1: great compositions/performances

Sviatoslav Richter plays Rachmaninov Concerto No.1, Op.1

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in D minor , op.30 (1909) – Horowitz/New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Metha,Conducting: Great compositions/performances

make music part of your life series: Sergei Rachmaninoff – Études-Tableaux, Op. 39


Sergei RachmaninoffÉtudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

N. Lugansky, piano

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the U...

Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the United States extensively, and became an American citizen shortly before his death. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No. 1, in C minor
No. 2, in A minor
No. 3, in F sharp minor
No. 4, in B minor
No. 5, in E flat minor
No. 6, in A minor
No. 7, in C minor
No. 8, in D minor
No. 9, in D major



Fabulous performances: Valentina Lisitsa Plays Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 in c Op.18


Valentina Lisitsa – Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto Nº 3 in D Minor, Op.30 (Part 1 of 5)

 Orquesta de la Ciudad de los Reyes
Director: Pablo Sabat
Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula
Lima – Peru, 10 Diciembre 2009

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Sergei Rachmaninoff – Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17


Sergei RachmaninoffSuite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17

Pianos:  J. Thorson, J. Thurber

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Sergei Rachmaninoff [1873-1943]

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 3 in d-Moll op. 30 

I. Allegro ma non tanto [0:49]
II. Intermezzo: Adagio [17:24]
III. Finale: Alla breve [28:11]

Vladimir Horowitz, Klavier

New York Philharmonic Orchestra 

Zubin Metha, Leitung

Sunday, September 26, 1977

Rachmaninoff’s fatherly insights and advice regarding his own music were to prove invaluable to Horowitz. For Rachmaninoff, Horowitz was a champion of both his solo works and his Third Concerto, about which Rachmaninoff remarked publicly after the performance that “This is the way I always dreamed my concerto should be played, but I never expected to hear it that way on Earth.”

In 1985, in the movie The Last Romantic, Horowitz said: “Rachmaninoff is a pianist. I played with him [Arturo Toscanini, who is also mentioned in the conversation], Rachmaninoff and we… [plays the beginning of 3rd piano concerto]. He was a wonderful pianist and a nice friend. He was my best friend! First of all he was composer, pianist and conductor. Three things at once and first class, all three, I think so.


Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Earl Wild – Jascha Horenstein – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo, adagio
III. Finale, allegro


Valentina in Norrköping – drinking coffee, talking pianos, playing Rachmaninoff…

Short video report about my concert last week with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra . We do more Rachmaninoff this season eith them – #2 and #3 with a run-out in Stockholm. The schedule here :http://www.norrkopingssymfoniorkester…


Heifetz plays Rachmaninoff Vocalise

Jascha Heifetz plays his arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14, absolutely beautiful!

This is such a special piece to me…

Recording Session at Abbey Roads Rachmaninoff Concerto #2 Mov.2 Valentina Lisitsa