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Sergei Rachmaninov

Liebesleid - transcription for Piano solo after Fritz Kreisler Play

Raluca Stirbat Piano

Recorded on 09/01/2010, uploaded on 08/02/2012

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Liebesleid by Rachmaninov/Kreisler (Piano Transcription)
Raluca Stirbat, Piano

Released by Gramola, Viena 2011 - recorded at Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn Hall, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, September 2010.

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The magical arrangements of Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesleid and Liebesfreud were written in 1921 and 1925, a time of emotional anguish. They stand as proof of the legendary technique, the richness and transparency of polyphony characterizing Rachmaninoff’s art and opening the door to a modern style of piano performance of unrivalled beauty and perfection.

(Raluca Stirbat, Gramola Album Booklet, Vienna 2011)