This March the NPR has released three albums which feature all Piano Concertos (including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini) and Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The recordings were made at the Moscow Performing Arts Centre in 2017–2018. You can listen to the albums in the "Multimedia / Audio" section.
All the works by Rachmaninoff have been recorded by the NPR under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestra. The solo part in the Concertos was played by Alexander Romanovsky, an awardee of international competitions, who appears at the most prestigious concert venues in the world. He is also a Honorary Member of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna and the Artistic Director of the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.
The recordings have been made with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel and his b-sharp company. Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO award winner, a permanent partner of such recording companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx, has been collaborating with the NPR and Vladimir Spivakov since 2015. He has taken part in making the NPR's albums A Wounded Heart, Holy Russia, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and others (which can be heard in the “Audio Section”).
A photo of the Sergei Rachmaninoff bust by Lev Gumilevsky from the Belorusian National Art Museum was used for the CD design.