Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1; Paganini Rhapsody

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COMPOSERS: Rachmaninov
LABELS: Virgin
ALBUM TITLE: Rachmaninov
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 1; Paganini Rhapsody
PERFORMER: Mikhail Pletnev (piano); Philharmonia Orchestra/ Libor Pesek
CATALOGUE NO: 363 2912
Electrifying accounts

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of these muchrecorded

scores.

Pletnev’s staggering

virtuosity and tonal

sensitivity push the music close to

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interpretative meltdown.