Sergei Rachmaninoff - He would have turned 140 yesterday if he hadn't been depressed so much.

Russian National Orchestra With Boris Berezovsky Play Music Of Rachmaninoff (Happy 140th!) – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Sergei Rachmaninoff - He would have turned 140 yesterday if he hadn't been depressed so much.

Sergei Rachmaninoff – He would have turned 140 yesterday if he hadn’t been depressed so much.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Russian National Orchestra in Concert -Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player -Part 2: Russian National Orchestra In Concert -Part 2

In case you missed it, yesterday (April 2nd) was the 140th birthday of Sergei Rachmaninoff – and if you want to get picky, March 28th also commemorated 70 years since his passing. A sort of 2-for-1 celebration going on this past week.

But in any event. It’s over to Moscow this week for one of the celebration concerts being given by Russian National Orchestra, guest conducted by Dmitry Liss and featuring Boris Berezovsky, piano (not to be confused with the currently dead Boris Berezovky of Questionable Circumstances fame).

Tonight it’s  piano concertos Number 1 and 4, and the Symphony Number 3.

A good time was had by all and Berezovsky tossed just about everything but the kitchen sink into this performance.

So here’s what’s on the players:

Russian National Orchestra

Dmitry LIss, Conductor

Boris Berezovsky, Piano

All Rachmaninoff Concert

Top Player:

1. Piano Concerto Nr. 1

2. Piano Concerto Nr. 4

Bottom Player:

1. Symphony Nr. 3

The concert was recorded this past March 23rd by Radio Orpheus.

Enjoy.

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6 Responses

  1. sergei says:

    thank you very much for sharing this recording!
    just one thing: it’s a recording of Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos Nr 1 & 4
    thanks again for the recording!

    • gordonskene says:

      I’m so sorry for the mixup! I recorded each of the days and mislabeled one with the other. I was going to run the other one the following week. Let me go in and fix that. Thanks again for the information – and sorry for the mistake.
      Gordon

  2. Mark says:

    Having just recently discovered PD, i am discovering more and more concerts of great interest.
    This all Rachmaninov event is great. I have long been an admirer of Berezovsky and his playing is of the highest quality. The 3rd Symphony (Rach’s most underrated work, and his best symphony) is given a wonderful reading by Liss and the RSO.
    Thank you Gordon.

    • gordonskene says:

      My pleasure! – just so you know – I post concerts (classical) on Wednesday and out-of-way/rarities on Sunday via Past Daily Weekend Gramophone – sorry for the misnomer. It was originally intended as a department to run 78’s but got sidetracked when I ran some BSO rehearsal programs – it has taken on a life of its own. The Mid-Week concerts are a combination of current concerts around the world and historic concerts. I try to be consistent and make sure those posts are on Wednesday and Sunday, respectively. Sometimes it works – and sometimes I fall asleep in the middle of posting – but they still manage to get out. BTW – the posts to replenish are all from my older site which suffered from limited sound quality. The reposts will sound much-much better. I had asked on several occasions for those older posts to be withdrawn, but the original site owner appears unwilling – why they appear as Past Daily posts is a mystery. Anyway, enjoy the shows! – Gordon

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