Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra & Michael Francis
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||Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato||Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra & Michael Francis||10:16||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto||Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra & Michael Francis||10:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: III. Allegro scherzando||Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra & Michael Francis||11:42||Album Only||View in iTunes|
A stunning recording.
I am a very excited and elated customer indeed. I was blessed by watching Valentina record this as part of her Rachmaninoff Project at the Abbey Road Studio with the LSO, conductor Michael Francis, producer Michael Fine. The LSO applauded Valentina and this recording demonstrates why. I once bought Richter's prize winning recording of this great concerto in the 1970s and have waited a long, long time to witness then to purchase such an authentic, new and fresh rendering of this great composition. Congratulations Valentina for doing it such justice and thanks also to Valentina's collaborators for doing her justice as well and giving her fans what they most want - Valentina recordings.
The world's first self-made classical music star of the internet age. An entirely grass roots phenomenon yet world-class talent - possibly *the* greatest pianist of this generation.
Rachmaninov at it most sublime
Passionate, powerful and stunningly beautiful! A little like Ms. Lisitsa herself! Highly recommended, especially at £2.49
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