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Thread: Piano concerto No 3 by Rachmaninoff ( your favorite interpretation)

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    Interesting that this thread has been resurrected, as I am going through a fair number of interpretations. So far, no one comes even close to Grigory Sokolov, whether with Tortelier or Ollila.

    Janis/Dorati and Ashkenazy/Previn are also excellent, and I look forward to hearing Trpčeski/Petrenko, and re-listening to Volodos/Levine and Argerich/Chailly. Upon a recommendation, I listened to Rudy/Jansons last night. Bloody awful in every regard!

    Others I have auditioned but were not to my liking include Buniatishvili/Jarvi (amazing technique, but too fast to really plumb the depths of feeling and emotion), Lisitsa/Francis (not enough fire), and Wang/Dudamel (again, superb technique but a very shallow interpretation).

    And I much prefer the longer cadenza.
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    Just finished listening to Volodos/Levine. Clearly Volodos has amazing technique, but at times it seems he is just playing the notes. There are some wonderful moments, but overall I missed the passion, intensity, edginess, and fire of Sokolov and Argerich, which this piece definitely needs in order to succeed.

    The BPO plays well, but nothing outstanding in this recording.
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    Referring to the top I'd mention the best known performances of the previous century one with Rachmaninov, the other with Gieseking and finally Horowitz (the earliest recordings of course).

    Then among my very best are Gilels and Berman. I also like Volodos and Bronfman. Live performances of this work from Lugansky, Pletnev or Sokolov left me with a good impression - Sokolov has a more romantic view on the piece.

    Finally Sgouros' '84 interpretation is a great one. Especially if you consider his age at the time, there is no other similar recording till today.

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    Horowitz and Mehta in the 1970s

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    I'm very fond of Ashkenazy's first recording of Rach 3rd, with Anatole Fistoulari and the LSO. He gets into the soul of the piece without the rather over-mannered tendency that he developed later on. Ashkenazy lets the music flow in this recording.

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    Since my last post two years ago, tastes have changed since Lang Lang days, and now love Stephen Hough interpretation. Lovely performance and love the way he glides on the piano

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    Very much enjoyed Trpčeski/Petrenko last night. Lots of tenderness and feelings, and plenty of intensity and firepower, along with terrific playing from both orchestra and soloist. My one reservation is that the piano was overemphasized in many places, which detracted some from the listening experience.
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    For this concerto, I like pianists that appear to have listened to Rachmaninov's recordings & interpretations of the work, and have at least considered his tempi choices, which can be on the fast side. The composer doesn't turn the concerto into schmaltz, but makes music out of it. He plays with a sense of imagination & fantasy, and with just the right amount of classical restraint & taste. In other words, he doesn't thrash about or overly pound on the keys too heavily (like Horowitz with Ormandy, or Argerich). On the flip side, I don't like pianists whose phrasing lacks character, variety, & nuance, & who appear to simply play the correct notes, like many of today's pianists.

    Rachmaninov:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uqZhnqHMAg

    After Rachmaninov, here are my top 11 recordings (in no particular order):

    *Augustin Anievas/Rafael Frübeck de Burgos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y54DYUZ-MY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4coo5t_Zw4A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04S1yj9yfPI

    *Alexis Weissenberg/Georges Pretre:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSXtXLAVgkE

    *Rafael Orozco/Edo de Waart:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6rw...mXkFQI&index=4

    *Van Cliburn/Kirill Kondrashin:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYkqMuzsdUo

    *Tamas Vasary/Yuri Ahronovitch:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJdTLRjBsQ

    *Bryon Janis/Antal Dorati:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJIMvH-YmXY

    *Moura Lympany/Anthony Collins:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFDnRGSdaw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLvdrQNAEQE

    *Vladimir Horowitz/Fritz Reiner:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOBX-89Xh0c

    *Vladimir Horowitz/Albert Coates:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRvVk12dvkg

    *Vladimir Ashkenazy/Andre Previn:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9RAUthMjU

    *Zoltan Kocsis/Edo De Waart:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bCfaALi9HI

    Honorable mention:

    Earl Wild/Horenstein:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX8BDsa4sHo

    Ashkenazy/Haitink:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iLVRbmhZ1g
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    Over on Current Listening, I have just posted a deservedly glowing tribute to Watts' 1970 recording with Ozawa and NYPO.

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