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Απολύτως Διαλλακτικός

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I might enjoy certain contemporary sounds but let us not forget who the true masters are. I started playing the piano since I was a kid so inevitably my taste in music has been shaped by the classical-romantic composers. Rachmaninoff is one of my favorites. His music is painfully hard for me and most pianists to play (I can play the Largo part of Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 still) thus I only enjoy him by listening to great performers, like Richter, Rubistein, Gilels, Horowitz and some new ones like Ashkenazy and Lugansky. The Ampico piano rolls and RCA Victor is as close we can get to Rachmaninoff as possible. I have tried to restrict myself on 10 pieces but more than one versions for the sake of variety of interpretation.

Interesting trivia to know about the composer:

  • He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory
  • After the Russian Revolution he had resided in the US
  • He had been though…

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