Rach 3 CDs needed!



Shown above are the 104 versions of the Rach 3 that I owned back in July 2002.

I have gotten nearly all commercially available versions of the Rach 3 that I can get from stores. Most of the remaining versions will be extremely hard to find in the United States! Therefore, if you have one or more of the versions listed below and don't mind selling them, please sell them to me! If you don't have the CDs but happen to know where I can get them, would you let me know? Please, original copies only, i.e. no CD-ROMs, tapes, MP3, etc. My email address is Piano_Wizard@yahoo.com. Thanks a thousand! If you can get some of these versions easily in your country, would you buy them for me and then send them to me? I will reward you heavily!!!!

By the way, I just started writing a page where I am going to comment on most if not all of the versions that I have heard. Check it out!

Versions that have been released on CD that I don't have (mostly out of print):
Berman/Abbado (Carnegie Hall recording)
Feltsman/Pletnev (Triton MECC26003) I have this on tape
Flier/Kondrashin (Triton MECC26008)
Goerner/Aeschbacher (Musica Helvetica MHCD76.2)
Petkova/Donetsk Phil Orch/Kofman (Verdi 1442368082)
Vidonne/Orchestre Symphonique Genevois/Herve Klopfenstein

Versions that were issued on LP and have never been transferred to CD:

Ashkenazy/Mehta (rec.1966, CBC Radio Canada)
Cliburn/National High School Orch/Roller (rec.1962, Nat Music Camp)
Coller/Track (rec.1963, Century Records)
Flier/Khaikin (Melodiya M10-44341/2) I have this on tape
Mouledous/SMU Sym/Rives-Jones (rec.1964)
Ohlsson/Mueller (rec.1969, CBC Radio Canada)
Plagge/Rezucha (rec.1983, Opus)
Raubenheimer/Hanford (rec.1977, EMI)
Serkin,Rudolf(???)/Abbado (don't know date and label)I have this on tape
Turini/Mueller (rec.1968, CBC Radio Canada)
Votapek/Rubenstein (rec.1975, Northwestern Univ)
Wayenberg/Cameron (rec.1958, BBC Transcription Service)
Weissenberg/Ozawa (rec.1972, private issue of BSO radio broadcast)

Note: Much of the above information was kindly provided by Scott Colebank and Otari Ochkhikidze. Many many thanks to Otari for providing all the tape copies, and thanks Farhan Malik for pointing out a mistake (which has been corrected).

The 172 officially released recordings that I already have, all on CD unless indicated otherwise. The list has 174 titles, but 2 of them are actually duplicates. Only versions I have original copies of are included, i.e. CD-ROMs, tapes, MP3s, etc. don't count:

Adomeit/Lucker (Bayer)
Alfidi/Defossez (rec.1972, DG) LP
Andjaparidze,Eteri/Kakhidze (DePaul University School of Music)
Andsnes/Berglund (EMI)
Anievas/Ceccato (EMI)
Argerich/Chailly (Philips)
Ashkenazy/Fistoulari (Decca)
Ashkenazy/Haitink (London)
Ashkenazy/Ormandy (RCA)
Ashkenazy/Previn (Decca)
Bachauer/Sherman (rec.1956, EMI) LP
Baker/Baker (two piano version) (JRB Records)
Barto/Eschenbach (EMI)
Berezovsky/Inbal (Teldec)
Berezovsky/Ural State Philharmonic Orchestra/Liss (Mirare)
Berman,Lazar/Abbado (CBS)
Berman,Lazar/Bernstein (New York Philharmonic Special Editions)
Berzon/Dmitriev (Lenningrad Masters)
Biret/Wit (Naxos)
Bolet/Webb (Lyra House)
Bolet/Fischer (Decca)
Bolet/Scottish Sym (Classical Video Raritie) DVD
Bradley-Fulgoni/Sinfonia of Leeds/Greed (Fox)
Bronfman/Salonen (Sony)
Chen,John/Sydney Symphony/Janos Furst (ABC Classics 476 272-0)
Cherkassky/Schwarz (BBC 4092)
Cherkassky/Temirkanov (Decca)
Chuang,Qin/Li Xin Cao (FZ-5068) DVD
Cionco/Eylar (California Youth Orchestra)
Cliburn/Moscow Phil/Kondrashin (rec.1958, Testament/Moscow Conservatory SMC 003/4)
Cliburn/Moscow Phil/Kondrashin (rec. April 1958, Melodiya D 04330/1> LP
Cliburn/Moscow Phil/Kondrashin (VAI) DVD
Cliburn/Kondrashin (RCA)
Clidat/Macal (CVC Classique)
Collard/Plasson (EMI)
Cominati/Tchivzhel (ABC Classics 454 975)
Costa/Seaman (Carlton)
De Larrocha/Previn (Belart)
di Bonaventura/Silverstein (rec.1978, Boston University) LP
Donohoe/The USSR TV and Radio Large Sym Orch/Fedoseyev (rec. 1982, Melodiya) LP
Douglas/Svetlanov (RCA)
Eresko/Ponkin (rec.1983, Melodiya) LP
Eresko/Provatorov (Melodiya)
Feltsman/Mehta (Sony)
Gavrilov/Lazarev (rec.1976, Melodiya) LP
Gavrilov/Muti (EMI)
Gelber/Isaac Karabtchevsky/Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana (Transart TR127)
Gieseking/Barbirolli (rec.1939, Music & Arts)
Gieseking/Mengelberg (Music & Arts)
Gilels/Cluytens (Testament)
Gilels/Kondrashin (Doremi)
Gilels/Ormandy (rec.1966, Classical Video Rarities)
Glemser/Maksymiuk (Naxos)
Glemser/Wit (Naxos)
Goerner,Nelson/B. B. C. Philharmonic Orchestra/Sinaisky, Vassili (Cascavelle 3051)
Golabek/American Youth Orch/Mehli Mehta (Romantic Hours Music)
Grinberg/Eliasberg (rec.1958, Denon COCO80743)
Gutierrez/Rozhdestvensky (rec. 1970, Melodiya)LP
Gutierrez/Maazel (Telarc)
Hammond/Orquesta Sinfonica De Cordoba/Miguel Gilardi (Gold Classics)
Hatto,Joyce/National Philharmonic Orch/Rene Kohler (Concert Artist CACD-9218-2) (This is the same performance as the Bronfman/Salonen on Sony)
Helfgott/Horvat (RCA)
Hobson/Sinfonia Varsovia/Hobson (Zephyr)
Horowitz/Coates (EMI)
Horowitz/Barbirolli (APR)
Horowitz/Koussevitzky (Music & Arts)
Horowitz/Mehta (DG) DVD
Horowitz/Reiner (RCA)
Horowitz/Ormandy (RCA)
Hough/Litton (Hyperion)
Iannone,Pasquale/Minamoto Yoritomo (Phoenix Classics PH97314, rec. 1996)
Janis/Munch (RCA)
Janis/Dorati (Mercury)
Jardon,Lydia/Penin (I.L.D. ILD642177)
Jetter,Andreas/Philharmonia Moldova/Dietrich Scholler-Manno (Bella Musica)
Joselson,Tedd/Casteels (Singapore National Youth Orchestra)
Kapell/Heinze (RCA)
Kapell/MacMillan (VAI)
Katsaris/Defossez (rec.1972, DG) LP
Katsaris/Grosses Rundfunkorchester Leipzig/Horst Neumann (Piano 21)
Kelder,Eugen/Jarvi (Estonian Radio CD ERCD012)
Kern,Olga/Li Xin Cao (FZ-5068) DVD
Kern,Olga/James Conlon (The Van Cliburn Foundation) DVD
Kim,Hae-Jung/Rozhdestvensky (Samsung)
Kissin/Ozawa (RCA)
Kocsis/de Waart (Philips)
Koyama/Fedoseyev (Master Sound)
Kuleshov/Yallonsky (rec. 2001, Bel-Air Music BAM 2020)
Kutelia/Tsatishvili (Analekta AHD 1013) This is the same performance as Ts'vereli/Kakhidze on High Definition
Lang,Lang/Temirkanov (Telarc 80582)
Laplante/Lazarev (CBC)
Leimer/Deaky (rec.1961, Colosseum) LP
Lill/Otaka (Nimbus)
Lively/Rahbari (Discover International)
Lugansky/Oramo (Warner)
Lugansky/Spiller (Arcade)
Lympany/Collins (Melodiya)
Magaloff/Sawallisch (Arkadia)
Malcuzynski/Kletzki (Dante)
Malcuzynski/Rowicki (Lys)
Marshev/Aarhus SO/Loughran (Danacord 5771778)
Massa,Pietro/Orch Bruno Maderna/Giorgi (Genuin GEN88112)
Matsuev,Denis/Saccani (BPO Live)
Merzhanov/Ivanov or Anosov (Multisonic)
Moguilevsky/Kondrashin (Lys)
Moguilevsky/Sternefeld (Cypres)
Morales/National orch of Mexico/Batiz (MSSO 75243518143)
Moura Castro/Orquestra Sinfonica da Radio e TV da Eslovenia/Ligia Amadio
Nakamatsu/De Windt (privately issued) advance copy (CD-R)from the producer
Nakamatsu/Seaman (Harmonia Mundi)
Nakamura/Svetlanov (Sony Classical 32DC500)
Nikolsky/Octors (Rene Gailly CD87 501)
Oborin/Ivanov (Dante)
Oborin/Stokowski (Andante)
Ogawa/Hughes (BIS)
Ohlsson/Caracciolo (Nuova Era 6721-DM)
Onay,Gulsin/Erdinc(Universal Muzik)
Orlovetsky/Titov (Infinity Digital)
Orlovezki/Dmitriev (WCD)
Orlovsky,Tamara/Volgograd Philharmonic/Edward Serov (Musique De La Ferme Normandie Concert Series)
Orozco/de Waart (Philips)
Ortiz/Fischer (Edgestone)
Ousset/Herbig (HMV Classics)
Ozolins/Bernardi (CBC)
Paik/Fedoseyev (RCA)
Pennario/Susskind (Seraphim Classics 74522)
Petkukhov/Feranek (Opus 91 2672-2)
Petukhov/Simonov (Monopoly)
Pisarev/Friedmann (Arte Nova)
Pizaro/Brabbins (Collins)
Pletnev/Rostropovich (DG)
Pokorna/Pinkas (rec.1976, Supraphon) LP
Ponti/Beissel (Dante)
Postnikova/Rozhdestvensky (Russia Revelation)
Prats/Batiz (MHS, and IMG Records)
Rachmaninoff/Ormandy (RCA)
Rashkovskiy,Ilya/National Orchestra of Belgium/Varga
Raytchev/Todorov (Music Minus One MMOCD 3074)
Rodriguez/McRae (Elan)
Rodriguez/Tabakov (Elan)
Rosel/Sanderling (Berlin Classics)
Roudenko/Zollman (Rene Gailly)
Rudy/Jansons (EMI)
Samosko/Soustrot (Cypres)
Schein/Goossens (rec.1959, Kapp) LP
Scherbakov/Yablonsky (Naxos 6.110013) SACD
Sgouros/Simonov (EMI)
Sgouros/Zoltowski (rec. 2003, The Steinway Club Cyprus)
Shelley/Thomson (Chandos)
Shen,Wen-yu/Belgian National Orch/Varga (Cypres)
Sheppard/Pritchard (rec.1976, EMI) LP
Sigfridsson,Henri/RSO Stuttgart/Stefan Solyom (Hannsler Classic)
Simon/Slatkin (Vox)
Skoumal/Svarovsky (Arco Diva UP 0057 - 2 131)
Smith,Cyril/Weldon (APR)
Soerjadi/Martinez (Philips 464 602-2)
Sonoda,Takahiro/Muller-Kray (rec. 1967, Evica HTCA5005)
Thibaudet/Ashkenazy (Decca)
Trull/Anikhanov (Audiophile Classics 101.038)
Ts'vereli/Kakhidze (High Definition Classcs) (This is the same performance as the Kutelia/Tsatishvili on Ananekta)
Ukhanov/Tchivzhel (ABC Classics 461654-2)
Vasary/Ahronovitch (DG)
Viardo/Mata (Intersound)
Vinograde,Peter/Dubuque Symphony/Nicholas Palmer
Volodos/Levine (Sony)
Vorraber,Franz/Wurzburg PO/Klajner (Nishimura 5172056)
Wakabayashi/Octors (Rene Gailly CD87 504)
Watts/Ozawa (Sony)
Weissenberg/Bernstein (rec.1978, Toshiba-EMI)
Weissenberg/Pretre (RCA)
Wiens/Freeman (Intersound)
Wild/Horenstein (Chandos)
Wright,Sandra/Philharmonia Moment Musical/Chiang (River Music)
Zilberstein/Abbado (DG)

Finally, I have the "Great Pianists on The Bell Telephone Hour" DVD on VAI, which has an amazing video of Byron Janis playing the 3rd movement of the concerto. And another VAI DVD of Aldo Ciccolini playing the 1st movement.

69 Pirated/private, non-commercially available recordings I own:

Andjaparidze,Eteri/Tbilisi Sym Orch, Kakhidze (1997)
Argerich/Radio-Philharmonie Hannover/Klee (rec. June 14, 1979)
Bachauer/Detroit Sym Orch/Paul Paray (Nov 26, 1959) I have this on tape
Barto/NDR Sym Orch/Eschenbach (rec. 2003)
Berezovsky/Bavarian RSO/Gergiev (1990)
Berg,Heinrich/NWDRSO (Hamburg)/Schuchter (ca. 1952 or 53) I have this on tape
Biret/Boston Sym/Leinsdorf
Bronfman/Vienna Phil/Gergiev (21 Nov 2004)
Bronfman/St Petersburg Phil/Temirkanov (28 Aug 2004)
Chen,Gwhyneth
Cherkassky/Sofia Phil Orch/Naydenov (1969)
Cherkassky/St Louis Sym Orch/de Burgos (1985 or 86) I have this on tape
Cherkassky/Vienna Sym Orch/Daniel Nazareth (1986) I have this on tape
Cohen,Arnaldo/Netherlands Phil/Jun-Ichi Hirokami (rec.1987)
Demidenko/BBC Phil/Hickox
Douglas,Barry/Ulster Orch/Thierry Fischer (22 April 2005)
Fiorentino/Filarmonia Marchigiana/Marvulli (Sep 1, 1987) I have this on tape
Fiorentino/Neue Westfalische Philharmonie/Schmohe (Feb 16, 1997) I have this on tape
Freire/Rozdestvensky (1988)
Freire/Zinman (1979)
Gavrilov/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orch/Dmitri Kitayenko (date unknown) I have this on tape
Gavrilov/Bavarian Radio Sym Orch/Horst Stein (date unknown) I have this on tape
Gebhardt,Ferry/NWDRSO (Hamburg)/Schuchter (ca. 1949 or 50) I have this on tape
Golka/Poitou-Charentes Symphony Orchestra/Yang Yang
Hamelin/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Okko Kamu (21 Jan 2004)
Hamelin/Auckland Philharmonia Orch/Zuccarini (22 Sep 2005)
Henry,Robert/unknown orchestra/unknown conductor
Horowitz/Philadelphia (16 Apr 1978)
Horowitz/Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy (30 Apr 1978)
Hough/unknown orch/unknown conductor
Janis/New York Phil Orch/Mitropoulos (Jan 31, 1954) I have this on tape
Kempf/Orch Phil. du Luxembourg/Krivine (Apr 22, 2004)
Kissin/unknown orch/unknown conductor
Kornienko,Karen/Symphony Orch of the Cinematograph of Russia/S. Scripka (unknown label) I have this on tape
Lang Lang/St. Petersburg Philharmonic/Temirkanov at the Ascona Music Weeks, 2001
Lima,Arthur Moreira/unknown conductor
Lugansky/Orch of Paris/Oramo (Mar 2003)
Lugansky/Russian National Orch/Pletnev (2003)
Lugansky/Tokyo Philharmonic/Seikyo Kim (10 Oct 2004)
Malcuzynski/New York Phil Orch/Mitropoulos (Feb 19, 1956) I have this on tape
Mikkola,Laura/Tasmanian SO/Muhai Tang (2004)
Mustonen/NHK Sym Orch/Lawrence Foster (Jun 20, 1991) I have this on tape
Ohlsson/Boston Sym Orch/Spano (Mar 6, 2004) I have this on tape
Ohlsson/Boston Sym Orch/Spano (Mar 9, 2004) I have this on tape
Onay/Bilkent Symphony Orchestra/Emil Tabakov (Apr 4, 2005)
Oshry,Jonathan/Natal Phil Orch/Shao
Peskanov,Alexander/Merrick (N.Y.) Symphony Orch/Charles Peltz (5 Oct 1996)
Pizzaro/City of Birmingham Sym Orch/Rattle (1990) I have this on tape
Plagge/Orch der Beethovenhalle Bonn/Seibel (May 14, 1982)
Pontinen/Adelaide Sym Orch/Dollman (Apr 2004)
Ratser,Dmitri/Mester (rec. 1998) I have this on tape
Rivera,Daniel/Kiev State Sym Orch/Victor Shdorenko (Jun 26, 1999) I have this on tape
Sgouros/National Sym Orch of Cyprus (rec.2003)
Sgouros/State Philharmonic Capella of Russia/Valeri Polyansky (rec.1997)
Sgouros/St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Nikolai Alexeev (rec.2002)
Sgouros/Sydney Sym Orch/Vladimir Verbitsky (Sep 1991 Sydney Opera House)
Silverman,Robert/Raffi Armenian
Sokolov/Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sokolov/Orch of the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad/Gergeyev (Jul 29, 1989) I have this on tape
Sokolov/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Jul 27, 1995)
Toradze,Alexander/Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester/Gianandrea Noseda (rec. 1999)
Trpceski/Melbourne Symphony Orch/Lazarev (rec. 2003)
Volodos/Philharmonia/Ashkenazy (rec. May 1999)
Volodos/Bournemouth Sym Orch/Jakov Kreizberg (rec. 1998)
Volodos/Munchen Phil/Carignani (rec. 3 April 2003)
Wayenberg,Daniel/Cologne Radio Sym Orch/Christoph von Dohnanyi (date unknown) I have this on tape
Weissenberg/NDR Sym Orch Hamburg/Neumann (date unknown) I have this on tape
Wright,Roger/unknown conductor (rec. 2001)
Zilberstein/Berlin Phil Orch/Abbado (Sep 6, 1993) I have this on tape

Note: I thank Vicky Chambers, Vincent Creysson, Rodrigo Dal Bosco Fontana, Ken Gerberg, Peter Landerin, Ernst Lumpe, Otari Ochkhikidze, Chris Parker, Peter Schneider, Anthony So, John Yu, and Simon Yue for supplying me with most of these pirated versions.

I found a Japanese collector's pages boasting about the versions he owns:

http://www.cc.rim.or.jp/~hironov/Rach3/Discography.html (In alphabetical order)
http://www.cc.rim.or.jp/~hironov/Rach3/Discography2.html (In chronological order)
http://www.cc.rim.or.jp/~hironov/Rach3/Discography3.html (A list of what he doesn't have)


Last Update: March 2, 2009