In our second program celebrating the music Rachmaninoff wrote while living in America, the Orchestra performs his final composition: Symphonic Dances, a three-movement suite featuring a frantic dance, a restless waltz, and a final flourish of triumph. Lauded Rachmaninoff interpreter Nicolai Lugansky joins the Orchestra for the composer’s capricious Fourth Piano Concerto, a work of daring imagination, as well as his romantic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, which proved an instant success for the composer.
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Nicolai Lugansky, piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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