The Gramophone guide to the best Rachmaninov recordings
Few musicians have successfully followed two musical disciplines, but Rachmaninov managed three: composer, conductor and pianist. His music is tonal, classically structured and imbued with harmonic beauty and melodies of overpowering expressiveness – a Romantic writing after the Romantic era had passed. Read the full biography.
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Rachmaninov – 10 Essential Recordings
New to Rachmaninov? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...
- Piano Concerto No 2
- Symphony No 2
- Piano Concerto No 3
- Piano Sonata No 2
- Symphonic Dances
- The Miserly Knight
- Paganini Rhapsody
- Liturgy of St John Chrystostom
- Piano Concerto No 4
Building your Collection
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Orchestral Chamber/Inst. Vocal Opera
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