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Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

The Early Piano Works

Howard Shelley (piano)
Archive Service
Recording details: July 1985
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 59 minutes 24 seconds
 
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Allegro agitato  [11'19]
2
Non allegro  [7'36]
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Fughetta in F  [2'05]
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Fragments  [2'12]
9
Oriental sketch  [1'42]
Three Nocturnes  [11'23]
10
F sharp minor  [4'35]
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F major  [2'44]
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C minor  [4'04]
Four Pieces  [12'09]
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Reviews

'Mr Shelley's expansive, passionate playing and his command of the broad structure of the piece capture its atmosphere eloquently. It is valuable, too, to have on this disc a number of rarely-heard miniatures in addition to the early works composed before Rachmaninov left Russia' (The Daily Telegraph)

'This is an album of pleasant discoveries, 60 minutes of them, beautifully played and truthfully recorded. Enthusiastically recommended – indeed, it is one of the most satisfying and enterprising piano recordings of the year' (American Record Guide)

'Highly recommended' (Ovation)

'A fine and enterprising recital' (Classical Collection)

'This superb recording gathers together … an enchanting stream of miniatures and rarities' (Music and Musicians)

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