Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No. 2 & No. 3 - Horacio Gutierrez, Lorin Maazel & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra User Reviews

  • Surprising lack of depth.....

    By aloccip
    I am somewhat dismayed at the favorable reviews of this disc. I found both perf's hurried and therefore lacking any insight. Why? I watched Gutierrez perform the 3rd on the PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh and that was by all accounts for me, the best "Rach3" I've heard. I had also heard that Maazel and Gutierrez weren't exactly hitting it off too well when they were preparing this piece for the Pittsburgh public. This Rach 3 just wasn't what I expected. As far as the 2nd goes, Gutierrez and the Pgh orchestra do fine, but this too is a rushed and hasty affair, no matter how few to no mistakes there are. One would do better with Jeno Jando's 2nd on NAXOS.