SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Rare Piano Transcriptions - Suite in D Minor, Nocturne (Intermezzo from Aleko)*, Song Transcriptions: How Fair Is This Place*, Oh No, My Love*, Forsake Me Not*, In the Silence of the Mysterious Night*, These Summer Nights*, She Is as Lovely as Noon*, Spring Waters*, I Am No Prophet*, It’s Time, My Child*, You Are as Beautiful as a Flower, Lilacs, How Much It Hurts*, Why Is My Sick Heart Beating so Frantically*, Night is Mournful*, He Took All from Me*, All Things Pass By*, Let Us Leave, Beloved*, I Will Wait for You*, Do Not Believe Me, Friend*, Daisies, Do Not Sing to Me, Beautiful Maiden*, To My Sorrow*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 05S041
Description: Those of us familiar only with Lilacs and Daisies may be surprised that Rachmaninov did this many other transcriptions of his own songs (as to the Suite, well this is the third one we’ve offered in just a few months). What’s even more remarkable is that all of them come from Soviet and Russian publishing houses where they have been gathering dust for around a century. Julia Severus (piano).