Lucerne Festival 2019: Chailly conducts Rachmaninoff


Everything changed for Sergei Rachmaninoff after 1917. As a result of the October Revolution, power impinged directly on his life – and on his art. The new political conditions forced him to leave his Russian homeland and flee into exile in the West. In order to earn a living, he had to perform for the most part as a piano virtuoso, constantly touring Europe and America. Which meant he had hardly any time left over to compose. The program with which Riccardo Chailly and his Lucerne Festival Orchestra open the 2019 Summer Festival orbits around this turning point in Rachmaninoff’s life, pairing the legendary Third Piano Concerto, written in Russia in 1909, with the melancholy Third Symphony, which he created as an émigré in Hertenstein near Lucerne in 1935-36. PROGRAM Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto Nr. 3; Symphony No. 3; Vocalise op. 34 No. 14

Additional Info

  • No: 8718
  • Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra
  • Artists: Denis Matsuev
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Producers: Accentus Music
  • Format: 4K
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