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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra (1934), op.43 (Rachmaninov)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra (1934), op.43

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Dmitri Alexeev (piano), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Yuri Temirkanov / August 1992, Blackheath Concert Hall, London

Live - 21 January 1970

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Moshe Atzmon (conductor). Taken from a LP recorded by EMI (England) in 1960s.

Recorded: November 1971.




Idil Biret - piano. Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit. Label: Naxos. Rec. 1998.

Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze (conductor). Released in 1996.

Recorded live in Juilliard Concert Hall, New York, USA, February 25, 1955.

Record live in Lennox (Massachusetts), USA, July 16, 1993.

Recorded live in New York, February 5, 1958. Radio broadcast.





Recorded: February 1, 1958, Philadelphia.


Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vassil Stefanov (conductor).



Philip Fowke (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Yuri Temirkanov / May 1985, Henry Wood Hall, London

Recorded at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (USA), May 1989.





LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Wyn MORRIS (conductor). Released in 1998.

Recorded in New York City (USA), May 2, 1964.

Boulder Philharmonic. Oswald Lehnert - conductor. Performance October 27, 1978.

Also known as ILZE GRAUBIN (1941-2001). Unknown conductor, orchestra, recording date and location.

Recorded: September 1974, Bad Homburg, Germany.


Stephen Hough, piano. Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev. Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest, 30 October 2010, live.

Jeno Jando - piano. Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Lehel. Naxos. Rec. 1988.

Georgian SIMI Festival Orchestra, Nodar Tsatishvili (conductor).

BRNO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Jiri PINKAS (conductor). Released in 1966.





Zoltan Kocsis - piano. San Francisco Symphony. Cond. Edo de Waart. Rec. October 1984.


December 2019, London, BBCSO.










LIVE * Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow * 24.08.2020


Recorded: November 2, 1959, Moscow.


Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor: Hugo Rignold / 15.08.1955, Abbey Road, Studio No.1, London




CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Simon RATTLE (conductor). Recorded in Butterworth, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, May 3-4, 1984.

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, Erich LEINSDORF(conductor). Taken from a LP recorded by CAPITOL/EMI (USA) in September 1957.

BOSTON POPS, ARTHUR FIEDLER (conductor). Taken from a RCA VICTOR MONO LP (USA) released in 1963.





ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Mariss JANSONS (conductor). Released in 1993.





ABBEY SIMON (piano). Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor). Recorded in USA, 1975-77.


LIVE RECORDING in Birmingham (England), December 30, 1976.

Released by VOX (USA) in 1990.

Daniil Trifonov - piano. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - conductor. Hangar 11, Tel Aviv, 26 December 2011.

Cristian Macelaru conductor. Lincoln Center, New York City, 12.11.2015

2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, April 9, 2009.



Recorded: June 1960.


Recorded: January 20, 2018, at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall Large Hall, Japan.


Recorded by Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, Germany, 1995-1996.