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RACHMANINOFF: Complete Piano Music - Michael Ponti (6 CDs)

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Michael Ponti is regarded as one of the great pianists of the late 20th century. For five decades he recorded solo and concerto repertoire ranging the classical to contemporary eras, including dozens of debut recordings of romantic repertoire. Ponti's survey of Rachmaninov's complete original solo and two-piano /Four-hands music for Vox was a landmark undertaking, introducing the composer's rarest works to an international audience.

Includes:
- 10 Preludes, Op. 23
- Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
- 9 Études-Tableaux, Op. 39
- 13 Preludes, Op. 32
- 5 Morçeaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
- 8 Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
- 4 Pieces, TN II/12
- Prelude in F Major, TN II/15
- 7 Morçeaux de salon, Op. 10
- 3 Nocturnes
- 4 Improvisations on Themes of Arensky, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff, and Taneyev
- 6 Moments musicaux, Op. 16
- Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28
- Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb Minor, Op. 28
- Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
- 6 Morçeaux, Op. 11*
- Suite No. 2, Op. 17*
- Suite No. 1, Op. 5*
- Russian Rhapsody*
- 2 Pieces for Four Hands*

* with Robert Leonardy

COMPLETE LISTING:

Disc: 1
1. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 1 in F sharp minor. Largo
2. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 2 in B flat major. Maestoso
3. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 3 in D minor. Tempo di minuetto
4. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 4 in D major. Adagio
5. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor. Alla marcia
6. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 6 in E flat major. Andante
7. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 7 in C minor. Allegro
8. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 8 in A flat major. Allegro vivace
9. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 9 in E flat minor. Presto
10. Preludes (10) for piano, Op. 23: No. 10 in G flat major. Largo
11. Variations on a Theme of Corelli, for piano, Op. 42
12. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 1 in C minor
13. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 2 in A minor 'The Sea and the Seagulls'
14. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 3 in F sharp minor
15. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 4 in B minor
16. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 5 in E flat minor
17. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 6 in A minor 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf'
18. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 7 in C minor
19. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 8 in D minor
20. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 9 in D major

Disc: 2
1. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 1 in C major. Allegro vivace
2. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 2 in B flat minor. Allegretto
3. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 3 in E major. Allegro vivace
4. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 4 in E minor. Allegro con brio
5. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 5 in G major. Moderato
6. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 6 in F minor. Allegro appassionato
7. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 7 in F major. Moderato
8. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 8 in A minor. Vivo
9. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 9 in A major. Allegro moderato
10. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 10 in B minor. Lento
11. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 11 in B major. Allegretto
12. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 12 in G sharp minor. Allegro
13. Preludes (13) for piano, Op. 32: No. 13 in D flat major. Grave - Allegro
14. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 1. Elegie in E flat minor
15. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 2. Prelude in C sharp minor
16. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 3. Melodie in E major
17. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 4. Polichinelle in F sharp minor
18. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 5. Serenade in B flat minor
19. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 1 in F minor
20. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major
21. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 3 in C minor
22. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 4 (originally 5) in D minor
23. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 5 (originally 6) in E flat minor
24. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 6 (originally 7) in E flat major 'Scene at the Fair'
25. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 7 (originally 8) in G minor
26. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 8 (originally 9) in C sharp minor

Disc: 3
1. Pieces (4) for piano, TN ii/12: 1. Romance in F sharp minor
2. Pieces (4) for piano, TN ii/12: 2. Prelude in E flat minor
3. Pieces (4) for piano, TN ii/12: 3. Mélodie in E major
4. Pieces (4) for piano, TN ii/12: 4. Gavotte in D major
5. Prélude for piano in F major, TN ii/15
6. Pieces (2) for piano, TN ii/17: Morceau de fantaisie in G minor
7. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: 1. Morceau de fantaisie in D minor
8. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 1. Nocturne in A minor
9. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 2. Waltz in A major
10. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 3. Barcarolle in G minor
11. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 4. Mélodie in E minor
12. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 5. Humoresque in G major
13. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 5. Humoresque in G major (revised version)
14. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 6. Romance in F minor
15. Morceaux de salon, for piano, Op. 10: No. 7. Mazurka in D flat major
16. Nocturnes (3) for piano, TN ii/13: No. 1 in F sharp minor
17. Nocturnes (3) for piano, TN ii/13: No. 2 in F major
18. Nocturnes (3) for piano, TN ii/13: No. 3 in C minor
19. Improvisations (4) for piano, TN ii/16 (collaborative works with Arensky, Glazunov & Taneyev): 1. Moderato
20. Improvisations (4) for piano, TN ii/16 (collaborative works with Arensky, Glazunov & Taneyev): 2. Allegretto
21. Improvisations (4) for piano, TN ii/16 (collaborative works with Arensky, Glazunov & Taneyev): 3. Allegro scherzando
22. Improvisations (4) for piano, TN ii/16 (collaborative works with Arensky, Glazunov & Taneyev): 4. Largo
23. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: 2. Oriental Sketch
24. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 5. Sérénade in B flat minor
25. Polka W.R., for piano in A flat major, TN ii/18

Disc: 4
1. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: Andante semplice (fragment)
2. Pieces (3) for piano, TN ii/19: Prelude (fragment)
3. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 1. Andantino in B flat minor
4. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 2. Allegretto in E flat minor
5. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 2. Allegretto in E flat minor, revised version
6. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 3. Andante cantabile in B minor
7. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 4. Presto in E minor
8. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 5. Adagio sostenuto in D flat major
9. Moments Musicaux (6) for piano, Op. 16: No. 6. Maestoso in C major
10. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28: 1. Allegro moderato
11. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28: 2. Lento
12. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28: 3. Allegro molto
13. Work(s): Andante semplice (fragment)
14. Work(s): Prelude (fragment)
15. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 3. Mélodie in E major

Disc: 5
1. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36: 1. Allegro agitato
2. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36: 2. Non allegro
3. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36: 3. Allegro molto
4. Variations on a Theme of Chopin, for piano, Op. 22
5. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 1. Barcarolle
6. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 2. Scherzo
7. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 3. Thème Russe
8. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 4. Valse
9. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 5. Romance
10. Morceaux (6), for piano, 4 hands, Op. 11: No. 6. Slava

Disc: 6
1. Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos in C major, Op. 17: 1. Introduction. Alla marcia in C major
2. Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos in C major, Op. 17: 2. Valse. Presto in G major
3. Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos in C major, Op. 17: 3. Romance. Andantino in A flat major
4. Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos in C major, Op. 17: 4. Tarantelle. Presto in C minor
5. Morceaux de fantaisie (5), for piano, Op. 3: 2. Prélude in C sharp minor
6. Suite No. 1 ('Fantaisie-tableaux') for 2 pianos in G minor, Op. 5: 1. Barcarolle. Allegretto in G minor
7. Suite No. 1 ('Fantaisie-tableaux') for 2 pianos in G minor, Op. 5: 2. La nuit... L'amour... Adagio sostenuto in D major
8. Suite No. 1 ('Fantaisie-tableaux') for 2 pianos in G minor, Op. 5: 3. Les Larmes. Largo di molto in G minor
9. Suite No. 1 ('Fantaisie-tableaux') for 2 pianos in G minor, Op. 5: 4. Pâques. Allegro maestoso in G minor
10. Russian Rhapsody, for 2 pianos in E minor, TN ii/23
11. Pieces (2) for piano, 6 hands, TN ii/22: 1. Valse
12. Pieces (2) for piano, 6 hands, TN ii/22: 2. Romance
13. Romance for piano, 4 hands in G major, TN ii/20
14. Polka italienne, for piano, 4 hands in E flat minor/E flat major, TN ii/21


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