Rachmaninoff plays Rachmaninoff

ラフマニノフ自作自演~ピアノ・ソロ作品集 / amazon

Rachmaninoff performs his solo piano works in a spectacular recording made on a Bosendorfer 290SE piano, using the music rolls made in his time. This remarkable listening experience brings Rachmaninoff’s phenomenal pianistic talent to life in today’s world. By using unprecedented new techniques of transfer and reproduction, the mechanical aspects of music roll performances have been eliminated. More astonishingly, these advances reveal the subtleties and fine details of Rachmaninoff’s playing with startling clarity, showing us why he was regarded as perhaps the greatest pianist of his time.

– Prelude in C Sharp Minor, op.3 no.2 (recorded: 17 March 1919)
– Lilacs, op.21 no.5 (recorded: 6 April 1922)
– The flight of the Bumblebee (recorded: 1 February 1929)