Nézet-Séguin & Trifonov perform Rachmaninoff

Nézet-Séguin & Trifonov perform Rachmaninoff

Philadelphia Orchestra

Production Date: 05/11/2023
61 Min

No orchestra outside of Russia can claim a closer link to Sergei Rachmaninoff than the Philadelphia Orchestra, and it was that orchestra that gave the first performances of both works on the programme here. The Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini of 1934 – a thrilling distillation of Rachmaninoff's kaleidoscopic later style. Here it is performed by Daniil Trifonov, who is reunited with the orchestra and its Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, following critically acclaimed recordings of all Rachmaninoff's works for piano and orchestra. The Symphonic Dances (1940), completes the programme: the composer's final major score and work a that looks back musically to the start of his career and the Russia he had left behind.

Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin