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London Philharmonic - Rachmaninov

Live from Royal Festival Hall, London, Vassily Sinaisky conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 (soloist: Pavel Kolesnikov); Symphony No 2.

Live from Royal Festival Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs some of Rachmaninov's best-loved works - his Third Piano Concerto and Second Symphony - with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and conductor Vassily Sinaisky.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor

8.15pm
Interval

8.35pm
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

In 1906 Rachmaninoff and his family escaped a politically turbulent Russia for Dresden, where he experienced one of the most productive periods of his life. Among its first fruits was his Second Symphony, a work with emotional power, vital rhythms and sumptuous textures. Three years later came his Third Piano Concerto, a combination of lyricism and dazzling virtuosity.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arturs Mazkats

    Spring

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op. posth.

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano).
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    6 morceaux, op. 19: no. 6. Theme original et variations

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano). Orchestra: LPO.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

    Orchestra: LPO. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Seasons: October (Chant d'automne)

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