Album: Rachmaninov, Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (Avie)
Sunday 18 April 2010
Simon Trpceski and Vasily Petrenko deliver fresh and disciplined readings of Rachmaninov's Second and Third Piano Concertos with the revitalised Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Trpceski's left hand provides a firm rhythmic underpinning, while Petrenko ensures tight counterpoint from the woodwind soloists, a long line and brilliantly metred dynamics from the strings. A performance of integrity and imagination, and one that reveals unexpected subtleties in music that too often seems simply to tumble from climax to climax.
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