SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Piano Duet: Prélude in C Sharp Minor, Op. 3/2, 6 Morceaux, Op. 11, Polka Italienne, Piano Six Hands: Valse, Romance, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Sonata in D for 2 Pianos, K. 448.
Catalogue Number: 05K076
Label: Berlin Classics
Description: Rachmaninov's duet and multiple-player piano works are quite rare on CD, so we offer this reissue containing the 28 minutes of Morceaux of 1894 - early pieces steeped in the romantic Russian piano tradition but with a hint of the mature composer in the fifth piece, Romance, the duet version of the famous Prélude which he made in 1938 for a tour planned by Horowitz. The six-hand pieces are even earlier (1890 and 1891), obviously made for the salon. Anna & Ines Walachowski (pianos), Alfons Kontarsky (fifth and sixth hands). Original 2001 Berlin Classics release.