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Oriental Dance, Op 2 No 2

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Rachmaninov’s two pieces opus 2 were probably written in 1891, for Brandukov. The dark warmth of the first and the exotic colours of the second are pure Rachmaninov: the eighteen-year-old was already speaking in his own unique voice.

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2003

Les deux pièces Opus 2 de Rachmaninov furent probablement écrites en 1891, pour Brandukov. La chaleur sombre de la première et les couleurs exotiques de la seconde sont caractéristiques de Rachmaninov; le jeune homme de dix-huit ans qu’il était alors parlait déjà de sa voix inimitable.

extrait des notes rédigées par Steven Isserlis © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Rachmaninows zwei Stücke op. 2 wurden wahrscheinlich 1891 geschrieben und waren für Brandukow. Die dunkle Wärme des ersten und die exotischen Farben des zweiten sind reiner Rachmaninow: der 18jährige sprach schon mit seiner eigenen unverwechselbaren Stimme.

aus dem Begleittext von Steven Isserlis © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas
CDA67376

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