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Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Piano Sonatas

Howard Shelley (piano)
Archive Service
Recording details: January 1982
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 56 minutes 58 seconds
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Allegro moderato  [13'38]
Lento  [9'35]
Allegro molto  [14'06]


'A highly commendable disc' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Outstanding… dazzling. Here is Rachmaninov playing of enormous stylistic panache' (Hi-Fi News)

'Le charme est allié à la plus grande probité intellectuelle. Du grand art' (Répertoire, France)

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Rachmaninov: Preludes Op 32
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Rachmaninov: Moments musicaux & Morceaux de salon
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Rachmaninov: The Early Piano Works
CDA66198Archive Service
Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux
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Rachmaninov: The Transcriptions
CDH55458Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Rachmaninov: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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