Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 (complete)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Performed by Lise de la Salle (piano), with the Philharmonia Zürich, Fabio Luisi conducting.
At the age of 28, French pianist Lise de la Salle already belongs to the internationally most renowned performers on her instrument. From 2013 until 2015, she was invited as «Artist in Residence» to the Opernhaus Zürich where she performed Sergey Rachmaninov’s complete works for piano and orchestra together with General Music Director Fabio Luisi and the Philharmonia Zürich.
The recordings of the five concerts are now released as a box by Philharmonia Records. Along with Rachmaninov’s world famous Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, the recording also includes the young composer’s Opus 1 as well as the 4th Piano Concerto, written in American exile, and the virtuosic «Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini».
With her special talent for the finest tonal nuances, Lise de la Salle is an ideal interpreter of these late-Romantic masterpieces of piano music.
Here is Ms. de la Salle in music from this recording: