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Rachmaninov Two

Rachmaninov Two

Rachmaninov Two

23 Nov 2023 | 19:30 | Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street

Bacewicz Overture* Side-by-Side
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 

Lise de la Salle piano
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor*
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

There’s a reason Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is the most popular work of its kind ever written. From lonely chords, the iconic score hurtles towards a thundering climax via a succession of irresistible melodies – athletic one moment and heart-rending the next. Six years after it was written, the composer freed himself from political turmoil with a stretch in Dresden that would become one of the most productive of his career. The standout result was a second symphony powered by melody that encompasses infernal whirlwinds, passionate declarations of love and heartfelt reflections of peace. Wonderfully gifted pianist Lise de la Salle joins us for this feast of peak Rachmaninov.

Young Artists’ Platform
Pre-concert recital 18:30

Rachmaninov Two

23 Nov 2023

Tickets: £18, £30, £40, £54
(Students from £5)
Duration: 100 min
Venue: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Thursday 23rd November, 2023 – 19:30
From £18
(Students from £5)

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