Rachmaninov’s First.



  • Symphony # 1

Performed by Vasily Petrenko, leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The music of Sergei Rachmaninov always impresses me with the composer’s amazing melodies. He develops these with great innovation, changes in tempi, and a variety of colors.

Vasily Petrenko’s interpretation is a thoroughly convincing performance: this is a whirling, shifting, sensitive interpretation, which seems to whip through the music despite Rachmaninov’s constant re-working of one or more of his themes.

Tracks on this CD are:

1: Prince Rostislav

2: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: I. Grave – Allegro ma non troppo

3: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: II. Allegro animato

4: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: III. Larghetto

5: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 13: IV. Allegro con fuoco

Enjoy now a few videos of Rachmaninov’s music:

First, here is an album sampler of Vasily Petrenko conducting Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1:



And next, here is Rachmaninov’s piano concerto #2 with Simon Trpčeski as the piano soloist, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko:



Let me end with something else: Nikolai Lugansnky plays Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto number 3, first movement, Allegro ma non tanto, with Roberto Abbado conducting the Rai National Symphony Orchestra:



Tags: Sergei Rachmaninov, Petrenko, Symphony number 1