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Rachmaninov - Piano Concertos No.2 & No.3

Composer Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer Noriko Ogawa
Malmö Symphony Orchestra
Owain Arwel Hughes, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-900 CD
EAN 7318590009000
Format CD
Release date Aug 1997
Total time 80'04

This album features Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, and Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30, performed by Noriko Ogawa with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes. Rachmaninov, often criticized in his early career for his romantic and melodic style, overcame adversity with remarkable resilience. His compositions, particularly these concertos, showcase his melodic genius and deep emotional resonance, securing his place in the concert repertoire. The Piano Concerto No. 2, composed after a period of depression and creative silence, marked Rachmaninov's triumphant return to composition, celebrated for its lyrical themes and dramatic expressions. The Piano Concerto No. 3, known for its technical demands and complex structures, further solidified Rachmaninov's reputation, challenging even the most skilled pianists with its depth and intensity. Noriko Ogawa's interpretation brings a fresh perspective to these masterpieces, supported by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra's vibrant and nuanced performance, under Hughes's dynamic direction.
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  Sergei Rachmaninov
  Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 35'31
01 I. Moderato 11'25
02 II. Adagio sostenuto 11'42
03 III. Allegro scherzando 12'24
  Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 43'50
04 I. Allegro ma non tanto 18'04
05 II. Intermezzo (Adagio) 11'08
06 III. Finale (Alla breve) 14'38
  Album total 80'04
PianoOgawa, Noriko
OrchestraMalmö Symphony Orchestra
ConductorArwel Hughes, Owain
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