November 26, 2016
Concert Archive

Rachmaninoff By Alexandre Tharaud And The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Vasily Petrenko

  • 14:50
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Rock Op. 7 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko
  • 37:03
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 8 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko With Alexandre Tharaud On Piano
  • 06:11
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude In C Sharp Minor Op. 3 No. 2 With Alexandre Tharaud On Piano
  • 40:12
    Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Op. 45 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko
Grande salle, Philharmonie 1, Paris

A tour de force of the Russian's works

The genius of Rachmaninoff can barely be understated. His writing is always boisterous, vivacious and colourful, but never brash or overbearing. His famously large hands meant he could score works which most other performers could not play, meaning that often the chords are split up. Hearing some of his pieces as written is quite rare. 

This concert begins with one of the most revered works of classical music ever written: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Op. 8. The unmistakable opening and wonderful melodies are flawless. After this, we hear a solo piano work. The Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op.3 No. 2 was written about Rachmaninoff’s fear of being buried alive. The music replicates his struggles as he tries to call for help and then slowly go mad… The final work of this concert is his Symphonic dances Op. 45, which are a typically romantic sounding set of dances in which Rachmaninoff also features an optional saxophone. 

Hear one of the titans of classical music’s most famous works performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Rock Op. 7 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 8 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko With Alexandre Tharaud On Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude In C Sharp Minor Op. 3 No. 2 With Alexandre Tharaud On Piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances Op. 45 Conducted By Vasily Petrenko

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