Rachmaninoff As Never Before
On the occasion of its 25th Birthday Anniversary, the Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov realizes this year a fervent wish with a genuine mammoth project taking the pianists to their emotional limits in a form that has never been witnessed in the music world before: the two exceptional artists have recorded on cpo Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Complete Works for Piano Duo as a double CD. The manifold colors in these pieces full of musical ideas are just spectacular… trully a captivating affair of the heart and an hommage to their idol Rachmaninoff. But nobody can describe this music better than the pianists themselves:
"«Rachmaninoff's Second Suite, Schubert's Fantasy, Mozart's Sonata!», this was the authoritative answer that we, being Postgraduate students at the Hanover University of Music, received at the end of 1995 from our teacher, the piano legend Vladimir Krainev, to our question which works we could prepare for our first piano duo competition. At that time we would have never imagined that almost 25 years later from these few words the idea for this grand project would develop – a project we are now so particularly proud of."
And justifiably so. Their impressive interpretations of the whole wide range of diverse compositions display Rachmaninoff’s multifacetedness in all its emotionally incredible, supercharged glory.
▪ 23.MAR 2020: Radio Bremen and Wilfried Schäper with CD Special Recommendation for #RACHMANINOFFcomplete
"Exquisite musical delight... Rachmaninoff himself had often played with Vladimir Horowitz at two pianos - I could hardly imagine that it would have sounded better than Genova-Dimitrov." ›››
▪ 20.MAR 2020: 5 Stars for #RACHMANINOFFcomplete from Pizzicato Magazine Luxembourg "Rachmaninov Without Virtuoso Delusions" ›››
▪ 16.MAR 2020: The first review on #RACHMANINOFFcomplete by jpc Top 10 Reviewer Meiernberg (5 of 5 Stars)
"It's just great! This music needs true virtuosos. Genova & Dimitrov are the absolutely right interpreters who did this recordings to their affair of the heart. One can hear it in every single sound. Colourful and inventive play... Emotions, thoughtfulness, dazzling piano technique. Top Notch!" ›››
▪ 27.FEB 2020: #RACHMANINOFFcomplete No.1 in the recent cpo Charts! ›››
▪ 24.FEB 2020: The New World Premiere Double CD of Genova & Dimitrov «Sergei Rachmaninoff Complete Works for Piano Duo» has been released!