On this evening at least young Rachmaninov
, whose music was influenced by Wagner, was in the crossfire.
is, of course, Review Concert: Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall Words: William Marshall a series of variations on a theme, although they are so ingenious that the original melodic material is often archeologically buried.
30pm, to perform works by Arnold Bax, Burgmuller, Rachmaninov
The bonus, of course, is that Rachmaninov
could also administer a caustic jolt, while his sense of heart-on-sleeve emotion was unsurpassed.
IN the competition to find the region's favourite symphony, it's the turn of Rachmaninov
and Shostakovich to throw their batons into the hat for your vote.
LIVERPOOL concert-goers have evidently become Rachmaninov
There is no tedious cross-over classical here, just Rhodes playing fast, virtuoso pieces by Beethoven and Chopin with some more intense Debussy, Brahms and Rachmaninov
Tugrul Adiloglu, a 12th grade student from Ankara's Hacettepe State Conservatory, participated in an international piano contest named after the legendary Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov
, held in the German city of Frankfurt between April 6-11.
A powerhouse of Canadian vocal artist is competing in the 2010 Junos, best Vocal or Choral performance category: soprano Adrianne Pieczonka for Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Puccini (Orfeo label); baritone Gerald Finley for Songs by Ravel (Hyperion); soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian for Gomidas Songs (Nonesuch); soprano Karina Gauvin for Porpora Arias (ATMA) and soprano Marianne Fiset for Melodiya: Glinka, Musssorgsky, Rachmaninov
, Tchaikovsky (Analekta).
A plug here for the unbeatable acoustic of Symphony Hall, so superior to the muddy, muffled tones of the Royal Albert Hall which almost spoiled a Rachmaninov
piano concerto for me less than three weeks ago.
Wilson, who used his whole body to elicit maximal sound from his instrument, delivered Rachmaninov
's often complex, sometimes thickly scored solo lines with the kind of lucidity that one expects with Mozart, but doesn't always get with Rachmaninov
Three great pianists have made their mark on the piece: the composer himself, William Kapell, and the man who Rachmaninov
stated "swallowed it whole," Vladimir Horowitz.