Never fails to lift the spirit. Love the piano. Love Rachmaninoff. Love it played beautifully. Reminded me of listening to Mum play many years ago (although even she’d not think that she played ‘beautifully’!).
London Philharmonic – find out what’s on
15 February 2013 7:30pm
JTI Friday Series
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano
Rachmaninoff’s finest piano concerto meets his most enduringly popular symphony. The undulating melody of the Third Piano Concerto weaves its way into one of the most heartstopping musical narratives of the 20th century – a lone virtuoso thundering and eulogising against a surging, soaring orchestra. The Second Symphony contains the very best of Rachmaninoff: powered by melody, richly orchestrated, moving from momentary infernal whirlwinds to passionate declarations of love and still reflections of peace and tranquility, it was the piece that gave its composer his symphonic credentials. Heart-on-sleeve music brought to life by the matchless talent of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.
Free pre-concert performance | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
Pianist Dimitri Mayboroda performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonata No. 1.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 – I. Allegro
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 – II. Intermezzo: Adagio
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 – I. Largo – Allegro moderato
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 – III. Adagio
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 – IV. Allegro vivace