Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1 & 4

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2191
Format: CD

Simon Trpceski, piano; Vasily Petrenko, conductor; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, Op. 43

Gramophone Editor's Choice - September 2011
Simon Trpceski's recording of Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 was one of the most acclaimed and best-selling classical releases of 2010. His frequent collaborations with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are justly celebrated. Together they complete the not final cover art Rachmaninov canon with this highly-anticipated follow up of Concertos Nos. 1 and 4, and the Paganini Rhapsody.
Rachmaninov Concertos 2 and 3 made the Top 10 of Billboard's Classical Chart and won a Diapason d'or de l'année. Trpceski will support the sequel with extensive touring and CD signings at which he regularly attracts hundreds of fans.

critical acclaim
"If you want to fall in love afresh with Rachmaninov's most popular piano concertos, go and get this disc right now"
- Classic FM Magazine Editor's Choice
"The great thing about these performances ... is not merely that he can deliver these formidable virtuoso showpieces with vigor and technical polish ... It's that he makes you hear beyond the glitter to the dimly flickering musical inspiration beneath ... Trpceski turns these potentially garish creations into something serious and emotionally urgent."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"an impressive achievement ... committed performances and excellent sound." - BBC Music Magazine "the chemistry between conductor, orchestra and soloist is magical." - Minnesota Public Radio
"Avie can certainly congratulate itself on having backed a winner ... Trpceski was born to perform this music, and Petrenko to conduct it." - The Daily Telegraph (UK), Classical CD of the Week

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