Piano Concerto No. 2Kreisler Liebesleid
(arr. Rachmaninoff/orch. Leytush)Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2Neeme Järvi
conductor Boris Giltburg
Here is the very height of touching, heartrending romance from the composer who arguably did both those qualities better than any other. There's a reason Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto is his most popular: it's his most rapturous, his most readily moving and his most sweepingly emotive. There's also a reason his Second Symphony is played more than any other of its companions. Here thick, rich textures and sombre harmonies wrap themsevles around Rachmaninoff's finely contoured melodies, the music smouldering, flaring up and eventually propelling itself towards a whirling, spirited climax. Surrender to the alluring warmth and beauty of Rachmaninoff.In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff FoundationClick here to download the Brighton 2011/12 season brochure
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Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window).Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 - I. ModeratoRachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 - III. Allegro scherzandoRachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 - I. Largo - Allegro moderatoRachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 - IV. Allegro vivace