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and Shostakovich BBC Four, 8pm John Storgards conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Rachmaninov
's The Isle of the Dead and Shostakovich's Symphony No 11.
Mr McLachlan gave the audience an added bonus of Rachmaninov
's It Concerto, saying: "I once had the privilege of hearing this piece, Rachmaninov
became well known for playing a certain encore which quickly became known as the It Concerto; purely because the crowds would shout 'play it' at the end of his performances."
The Il Grande Concerto will open the new artistic season for the CyYSO with romantic masterpieces by Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov
and Ludwig van Beethoven, under the direction of its Artistic Director and Conductor Yiorgos Kountouris.
A PACKED house, with even the gallery used at Emmanuel Church, saw Loughborough Orchestra pull off its ambitious programme on June 16, so well that a musician in the audience commented on the Rachmaninov
, 'You could close your eyes and imagine it was a professional orchestra playing.' First was Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, its dramatic contrasts played confidently and expressively from the start.
BAVARIAN RSO & CHORUS / JANSONS - RACHMANINOV
"Music is enough for a lifetime -- but a lifetime is not enough for music," said famous Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov
. His words can be applied to a renowned Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky, who devotes all his life to classical piano music.
VITTORIO MONTI'S Csardas can be heard on Lady Gaga's 2009 song Alejandro, while back in 1996 Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen's All By Myself includes part of the second movement of Sergei Rachmaninov
's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor.
Added to which, a new CD is coming out, Tharaud Plays Rachmaninov
, which was recorded with the RLPO at the Philharmonic Hall this year.
To be conducted by Robert Guy, who is also a former student at the RNCM, the Dewsbury concert also includes the Overture from Wagner's 1845 opera Tannhauser, and Rachmaninov
's Symphony No 2.
by Staff reporter The Moscow Rachmaninov
Trio is a musical ensemble well known among music admirers all over the world.
Collages of six piano concertos sounding like a continuous thread were handsomely done on DVDs 1 to 3 featuring Tchaikovsky and Schuman (DVD 1); Grieg and Rachmaninov
No.2 (DVD 2), and Beethoven Emperor and Saint Saens No.
Separating the two was Rachmaninov
's youthful Piano Concerto No l.