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Topic: Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto Katchen/Solti  (Read 1126 times)

Offline upright

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Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto Katchen/Solti
on: June 16, 2005, 10:37:10 AM
I am listening to this version as I heard it was was good. I now think it is one of the best versions if not the best.

Katchen plays with full intensity but Solti also draws some really passionate playing from the LSO especially from the strings in the second movement. So overall it is an almost ideal partnership.

I really recommend this recording if you like this piece played with enthusiasm and virtuosity.

Offline donjuan

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Re: Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto Katchen/Solti
Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 02:09:54 PM
ok, I just requested it from my library.  Thanks for the recommendation!

Offline Alde

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Re: Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto Katchen/Solti
Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005, 02:32:57 PM
Katchen is such an under rated pianist.

Sad to have died so early.

Offline thalberg

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Re: Rachmaninov 2nd Concerto Katchen/Solti
Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005, 05:57:44 AM
He was raised by his grandparents, you know.
 

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