Stephen Hough, one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists, performs the work that rocketed Rachmaninov to stardom.
Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 is an arresting testament to youthful exuberance. In three powerful movements, the composer creates a dramatic journey from darkness to light.
The breathtaking conviction and originality of this concerto may be why it’s considered one of the greatest of all time. When interpreted with depth and clarity by Stephen Hough, we can appreciate more fully the humanity of Rachmaninov’s work.
Respighi uses the full power of the orchestra in his epic Roman Trilogy. Conducted by John Wilson, this is expansive, glorious music that will take you to a landscape at once exotic and familiar.
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.2
Fountains of Rome*
Pines of Rome
*Great Classics performance only
JOHN WILSON conductor
STEPHEN HOUGH piano