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  Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 - Ashkenazy
  Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 3

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Kiril Kondrashin (conductor)

London Symphony Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by Daland January 16, 2005 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
A magnificent recording in every way. Both interpretatively and sonically, this barnstorming performance can stand comparison even with the legendary account of Byron Janis in the Mercury Living Presence series. The outer movements of both concertos, especially the Third, are apt to sweep you off your feet. The balance between piano and orchestra is almost perfect (no mean achievement in Rachmaninov concertos), and the soundstage is very impressive indeed. Ashkenazy was at the very height of his powers when he made these recordings in London under ideal conditions. Offering transparent, spacious and full-bodied sound without any hint of congestion, this SACD is probably one of the best in the Universal Japan series.

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Works: 2  

Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30