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#1852823 - 02/28/12 12:13 AM Cyrill Smith Rach3 1946 recording.  
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If you have never heard the First Englishman to record the Rach3 do feel free to check RST out.

The recordings made on the 22/23 January 1946 at Dudley town Hall with the City of Birmingham orchestra, show the exceptional talent and knowledge of Cyril Smith.

A personal friend of Rachmaninov, Cyril became professer of Piano at the RCM specialising in Rachmaninov.

After one performance, whilst receiving the congratulations of Rachmaninov , Rachmaninov said it was the best rendition he had heard.
(source Phyllis Sellick, (mrs Cyril Smith) concert pianist in her own right.)

well worth a listen...

Last edited by Rostosky; 02/28/12 12:15 AM.



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#1852831 - 02/28/12 12:28 AM Re: Cyrill Smith Rach3 1946 recording. [Re: Rostosky]  
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Here's a helpful linky to the first of the posts containing this.


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#1852837 - 02/28/12 12:35 AM Re: Cyrill Smith Rach3 1946 recording. [Re: Rostosky]  
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Thank you Tangleweeds, I can never remember how to link to another thread, and cannot ask Mrs R, because she has shown me about 8 times allready!!!
Most gratefull.




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which in sleep has fallen on you. Ye are many,they are few. Shelley

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