Noriko Ogawa

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

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