Rachmaninov: Piano Works

Nareh Arghamanyan

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

What does Sergei Rachmaninoff mean to me? Is he another cryptographer of this eternal mystery called “music”? Or is he a creator? Perhaps a wandering musician? Or perhaps even more than simply a great composer and pianist? What is he disclosing to me by means of his sometimes sombre, sometimes tender, sometimes encouraging and ennobling music? Am I able to hear him, am I able to at least transfer his feelings and emotions to the audience? Why do I play his compositions? Will anything change in this mad, mad world if I do not perform them?… Fantasy, imagination, absorbing beauty, illu-sions, blinding visions, powerful outbursts, bright colours, divine serenity, striving for light and eternity… Rachmaninoff’s music is full of all these elements and that is also why it attracts and moves me. But is that all?… 

Tracklist

1.
Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3 - Elegie Op. 3 No. 1 in E-flat minor
05:46
2.
Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3 - Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C-sharp minor
03:54
3.
Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3 - Melodie Op. 3 No. 3 in E major
04:19
4.
Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3 - Polichinelle Op. 3 No. 4 in F-sharp minor
03:35
5.
Morceaux de Fantaisie Op. 3 - Serenade Op. 3 No. 5 in B-flat minor
03:38
6.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 1 in F minor
02:40
7.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 2 in C major
02:22
8.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 3 (Op. Posth.) in C minor
04:37
9.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 5 (Op. Posth.) in D minor
03:03
10.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 6 in E-flat minor
01:43
11.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 7 in E-flat major
01:43
12.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 8 in G minor
04:04
13.
Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 - No. 9 in C-sharp minor
03:37
14.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Theme
00:57
15.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Variations I - VII
04:06
16.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Variations VIII-XII
03:33
17.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Variation XIII
00:31
18.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Intermezzo
01:38
19.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Variations XIV-XX
05:43
20.
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42 - Coda
01:27

Total time: 01:02:56

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PTC5186399

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Concertboerderij Valthermond

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date August 21, 2015

Press reviews

Audiostream

“I listened to the wonderful DSD recording of Narel Arghamanyan performing Rachmaninov; Morceaux de Fantasie; Etudes-Tableaus, and the Corelli Variations. The dynamics of the recording were stunning with the full power and majesty of the piano reproduced in a convincing manner. The low-level background silence allowed the subtle venue acoustics to be easily identified.”

Piano News

She realises the skilful phrasing and changes with a fine sense for legato and finds unique shades for every single variation. Nareh Arghamanyan shows with this CD that she is wonderful pianist whose career is worth looking out for.

(July, 2012)

FONO FORUM

Already the first bars of the Elegie from Morceaux op. 3, with their pastose legato, create a dense, melancholy atmosphere that is rarely heard these days; and no later than the following, dramatically and highly differentiated played c sharp minor Prelude, it becomes obvious that Nareh Arghamanyan is an excellent interpreter of Rachmaninov’s music.

(August, 2012)

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