Editors’ Notes Recorded in November 1971 and still sounding amazingly fresh in superb Decca sound, here are two piano-and-orchestra favorites that find pianist, orchestra, and conductor making magic happen. Ashkenazy’s wonderful way with this composer—he’s one of the great Rachmaninoff interpreters—makes this a very special recording: the Concerto broad, romantic, and powerfully done, the Rhapsody witty, fleet of foot, and full of sparkle. Previn is a perfect partner and had already made the LSO into a world-class Rachmaninoff ensemble.

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: III. Allegro scherzando
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Introduction & Variation 1
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Theme
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 2
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 3
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 4
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 5
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 6
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 7
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 8
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 9
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 10
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 11
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 12
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 13
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 14
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 15
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 16
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 17
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 19
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 20
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 21
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 22
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 23
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 24
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