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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3

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Published on Dec 24, 2011

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Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer
Cadenza: 8:45 - 9:59

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David Ball
Every pianist should watch and listen this!
paderuski1
I have Rachmaninoff's recording of this and, although he plays fast, I don't believe he plays the first movement as fast as Kocsis. Rachmaninoff gets ahead of the orchestra around the end of the cadenza in his version though and I haven't heard another recording where this happens to the artist. As far as the conductor forcing faster tempi on the soloist, it was my impression that this was set either by the soloist or mutually agreed upon between soloist and conductor. Don't know.
SCOTT LEATHER
DAMN! That was incredible! I knew Kocsis years ago. He was and is phenomenal!!
J'aime la musique
J'avoue que le jeune Kocsis m'étonne dans ce concerto, veritable Himmalaya du répertoire ! D'abord le tempo, très vif, comme Rachmaninov himself, et surtout la clarté du jeu ... ON entend tout ... Et cette cadence Ossia : la plus difficle ! Une superbe interprétation. Je ne crois pas sue Kocsis ait enregistré ce concerto au disque ... Dommage ! Bravo !
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paderuski1
If Kocsis could just bring the first movement down from warp speed, this performance would be perfection.. The second and third movements were heartbreakingly beautiful. 
mytchilla
That 70's
doovud
What about the tempos the composer himself takes in his recording? No doubt the orchestra is behind him too often. But I do not think that this is his fault.By the way: I've heard this concerto a couple of times with Kocsis' conducting and never forcing the actual soloist for faster tempi.
pianomann01
That's too fast (especially 1st motive) isn't it? 
Tuck Raph
I love the speed of the 1st mov. Only Kosics understood how it should be played.
madlovba3
What a great Christmas present :)) Thanks a lot! Merry Christmas!!
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