Moscow Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic"
Soloist - Alexander SINCHUK, piano
Conductor - Fabio MASTRANGELO
In a programme:
Rachmaninov. Concerto №3 for piano and orchestra in D minor
"Rhapsody on the Paganini Theme"
Vocalise (author's version for orchestra)
The most intimate pages of Sergey Rakhmaninov’s works are compositions in which the composer’s original creative individuality was manifested in all its power and unique poetic charisma in the program of the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic” conducted by maestro Fabio Mastrangelo.
The third piano concerto is the undisputed pinnacle of Rachmaninov, as well as the Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini (24 variations on the theme of the famous 24th violin Caprice Paganini). Established in 1934, the Rhapsody reflected the attitudes of the 20th century, the century of cataclysms and the shaking of the pillars of human values. It is not by chance that the author uses in this work the ominous theme of the medieval Catholic chant Dies Irae (“Day of Wrath”). For pagan Rhapsody on the theme of Paganini is an opportunity to shine with virtuoso skill, and for listeners it is a mysterious journey consisting of 24 episodes.
One of the best interpreters of Rachmaninov is Alexander Sinchuk, the laureate of prestigious international competitions, including the IV Rachmaninov International Competition (I prize, Moscow, 2008), the IX competition of young pianists in memory of V. Horowitz (I prize, Kiev, 2012), European Piano Nights competition (I prize, Luxembourg, 2012), VI Interlaken Classics International Competition for Young Pianists (I prize, Bern, Switzerland, 2013).
The lyrical culmination of the evening is Vocalise, infinitely beautiful, reconciling and all-forgiving nostalgic melody, known in all corners of the world and associated by many with the mysterious Russian soul.