Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov, considered by many to be the natural successor to Tchaikovsky, was responsible for some of the most powerful romantic works written in the first part of the 20th century. His first popular success came in 1892 with the Prelude in C sharp minor for solo piano, but it was his Second Piano Concerto (1901) that fully established him as a major composer. Its haunting themes are heard in the famous films Brief Encounter and The Seven Year Itch, and music from the Third Piano Concerto (1909) makes a profound impression in the film Shine. Extracts from these and Rachmaninov’s other main compositions are performed by leading artists including the pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Vladimir Ovchinikov, Cécile Ousset
and Andrei Gavrilov, the singers Natalie Dessay and Nicolai Gedda, and the conductors Sir Simon Rattle, André Previn, Mariss Jansons and Stephen Cleobury Read less
Works on This Recording
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergey Rachmaninov
Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Written: 1900-1901; Russia
Length: 34 Minutes 57 Secs.
Vespers, Op. 37: Nunc dimittis by Sergey Rachmaninov
James Gilchrist ()
Written: 1915; Russia
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs.
Be the first to review this title