Rachmaninoff’s masterpieces

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos 1 & 4; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Performed by Simon Trpceski, piano, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko

While Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano concerto #2 became a world-wide favorite, many of his other compositions are wonderful, yet not as well known. Such is the case with the music on this CD.

Selections on this CD are:

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagnini in A Minor , Op. 43:

This is beautiful music, and actually the composer did not complete the concerto #4 before he died. Listen to a great interpretation of it now:

Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto 4 (Opus 40), Movement: 1: Allegro vivace, as performed by Vladmir Ashkenazy, piano, and Andre Previn
conducting the London Symphony Orchestra:



And here is another great favorite, as performed by a terrific pianist:

Michael Pletnev plays the Rachmaninoff  Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini:


Finally, here is Rachmaninoff playing Rachmaninoff: the Piano Concerto No. 1:

Tags: Rachmaninoff, Piano Concertos 1 & 4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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