Rachmaninoff: Piano Duos
LP Classics 1019
Rachmaninoff: Two-Piano Suite No 2, Op 17 (24:08)
Natalia Lavrova & Vassily Primakov, pianos
The Lavrova/Primakov Piano Duo’s latest release features both of Rachmaninoff’s monumental two-piano suites, written earlier on in his life and while he was still in Russia (1893 & 1901 respectively). They complete the program with his last work, the Symphonic Dances (1940), composed in the United States. Rachmaninoff wrote an arrangement for two pianos simultaneously with the orchestral version.