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Part of TU2 Classical Tuesdays 2 2013
About This Performance
It is hard to believe that music as confidently athletic and effusively lyrical as Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto could be the product of low self-esteem and writer’s block. But following the excoriation of his First Symphony after its 1897 premiere, Rachmaninoff became increasingly depressed and could not write a pair of promised concertos. Sessions with a hypnotist finally helped, and Rachmaninoff returned from a Mediterranean tour in 1900 with the sketches for what would become one of his most popular pieces.
Winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and the International Tchaikovsky Competition, 21-year-old Daniil Trifonov performs one of the most beloved of all piano concertos.
A new piece by beat-oriented UCLA composer Adam Schoenberg.
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