JTI Friday Series
Piano Concerto No. 3Rachmaninoff
Symphony No. 2Mikhail Agrest
We regret that, owing to illness, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has had to withdraw from this performance. We are grateful to Mikhail Agrest for taking his place at short notice.
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
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Select a link below to listen to selected movements from this concert (Flash Player opens in a new window). Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - I. AllegroRachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - II. Intermezzo: AdagioRachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 - I. Largo - Allegro moderatoRachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 - III. AdagioRachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 - IV. Allegro vivaceYou may also like: CONCERT:Ives, Gershwin, Copland and Joplin.
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