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
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.