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Rachmaninoff Preludes and Transcriptions



Perhaps the finest NZ pianist of his generation, these London recordings, (taken from the original HMV masters), from the mid-1950s sparkle with musicianship.

Rachmaninoff Preludes and Transcriptions


“Sound quality throughout this CD is perfectly acceptable for the age of the recordings, and Atoll have done a sterling job with the transfers, using first-class source material. Booklet notes by Peter Mechen are in English only, and provide an informative biographical background to this fine pianist... Atoll are to be commended for making available these recordings made by a pianist who may be known to few.” Stephen Greenbank,

“This CD makes an apt memento of one of the finest classical pianists New Zealand has produced. The transfers from original HMV masters have been well managed, and the programme notes by Peter Mechen, including a dozen photographs and reproductions of album covers and concert posters, are very informative and help to make this issue a valuable historical document.” Robert Johnson

“These recordings…give present day listeners an opportunity to hear the playing of a musician well-versed in both the original Rachmaninoff works, and in the different world represented by Rachmaninoff’s realizations of other people’s music.”  Peter Meechan