Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 4
Pianist Noriko Ogawa and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra perform the works of Rachmaninov with this CD featuring his first and fourth piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
- Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
- Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Performed by Noriko Ogawa, piano, with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes
Rachmaninov’s first concerto was written while he was a student at the Moscow Conservatory, but underwent considerable revisions up to 1917.
His fourth piano concerto was written after a considerable break from composition, as he was a touring performer in the USA. The unsuccessful first performance of the 4th again led to considerable revisions.
The Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini was Rachmaninov’s first major composition after the fourth piano concerto and since its première has been a wonderful feature in the classical repertory.
Here is Noriko Ogawa, performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op.18. with the unusual transcription for the Ensemble AMEDEO Mandolin Orchestra
And now some here’s Noriko Ogawa playing Debussy’s Préludes
Tags: Noriko Ogawa, Rachmaninov, Concerti, Paganini variations