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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 / Cox, Aimontche, Chineke! Orchestra


Release Date: 09/28/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 548  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovJean Sibelius
Performer:  Gerard Aimontche
Conductor:  Roderick Cox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Chineke! Orchestra return to Signum in a new live orchestral recording from the Royal Festival Hall, London. Drawn from exceptional musicians from across the continent, the orchestra is part of the Chineke! Foundation – a non-profit organization that provides career opportunities to young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Their motto is ‘Championing Change and Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music’. The Chineke! Orchestra is the brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, FRAM, who says: “My aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their color is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, Read more then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.” In this live concert recording under conductor Roderick Cox they perform Sibelius’s 2nd Symphony and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3, featuring multi-award-winning pianist Gerard Aimontche. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gerard Aimontche (Piano)
Conductor:  Roderick Cox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Roderick Cox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 

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