Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 2&3 - Naxos Musical Journey
The unforgettable scenes of Rachmaninov's homeland illuminate the romance and beauty of his famed Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3.
This volume of the Naxos Musical Journey takes us outside the great cities to the majestic Ai-Petri Mountains and the rocky shore of the Black Sea; from the haunting stillness of the Russian landscape blanketed by winter to the opulent Supper Palace of Tsar Paul I; from the drama of the Swallow's Nest built on a cliff-top at Cape Ai-Todor to spectacular churches and palaces; visit Yalta and the museum home of celebrated playwright Anton Chekhov; this is the world rich in beauty and culture that inspired the musical genius of Rachmaninov.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
- Adagio sostenuto
- Allegro Scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
- Allegro ma non tanto
- Intermezzo: Adagio
- Finale: Alla breve