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Track(s) taken from CDH55403

Études-tableaux, Op 39

composer
1916/7

Howard Shelley (piano)
Recording details: April 1983
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 36 minutes 0 seconds

Cover artwork: Jaroslavna.
Miniature painting by folk artists from the Kholui region of Russia
 
1
C minor  [2'56]
2
A minor  [5'38]
3
F sharp minor  [3'04]
4
B minor  [3'28]
5
E flat minor  [4'52]
6
A minor  [2'37]
7
C minor  [6'24]
8
D minor  [3'28]
9
D major  [3'33]

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Reviews

'In Shelley's Rachmaninov series, I think this the finest achievement among them' (Gramophone)

'Peerless command and inimitable insights' (Hi-Fi News)

'The refinement of the playing reminds one of Rachmaninov's own classic interpretations: few contemporary pianists can equal Shelley's elegant phrasing in pianissimo passages or his imaginative and resourceful use of the pedal. Strongly recommended' (The Monthly Guide to Recorded Music)

'The performance, to say nothing of the sound, is transcendental' (Acoustic Sounds Catalog, USA)

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