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Soloist Pavel Kolesnikov on playing Rachmaninoff

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Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

Kolesnikov performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Vassily Sinaisky conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov* piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

*Honens Prize Laureate

In 1906 Rachmaninoff and his family left a politically turbulent Russia behind and escaped to Dresden. Here the composer relaxed, attended concerts and experienced one of the most productive periods of his life. Among its first fruits was his Second Symphony, a work that unlocked a new emotional power within Rachmaninoff and saw him master both the orchestra and the symphonic form with flowing themes, vital rhythms and sumptuous textures. Three years later, preparing to leave Dresden for Moscow and then America, Rachmaninoff wrote his most imposing concerto – the combination of lyricism, subtlety, excitement and virtuosity that formed his now-legendary Third Piano Concerto.

In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

Please note that the pre-concert event with Tony Palmer previously advertised for this date will now take place on 28 November.

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