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Rachmaninoff complete works on 32 CDs

Piano music. Concertos. Songs. Orchestral and chamber works. Operas. The complete recorded works of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) are now available for borrowing from the Music Library.  This limited-edition, 32-disc set from the Decca Classics label features some of the greatest performers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev, Jorge Bolet, Elisabeth Söderström, Olga Borodina, Alexander Ghindon, Sviatislav Richter, and Zoltán Kocsis, among many others. Orchestras include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and more.

The penultimate disc includes recordings made by Rachmaninoff himself, captured on Ampico piano rolls.

Bärenreiter is in the early stages of publishing a 50-volume critical edition of the complete works in full score.  Available volumes are in the Music Library’s collection.  The full publication schedule may be found on the Bärenreiter website.

The dapper Mr. Rachmaninoff