“It’s amazing, how little of Rachmaninoff’s music is still known in the West apart from his piano concertos and the Second Symphony.” – The pianist Alexander Melnikov presents three works from the Russian composer’s repertoire of solo piano pieces: the dance-like “Variations on a theme of Corelli”, the bravura “Variations on a theme of Chopin” and the technically ambitious “Études-Tableaux”.
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
- Variations on a theme of Corelli in D minor op. 42 (1931)
- Variations on a theme of Chopin in C minor op. 22 (1902/1903)
- Études-Tableaux op. 39 (1916/1917)