Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Gerstein, Petrenko

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Gerstein, Petrenko

Berliner Philharmoniker  BPHR 230469

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2*, Corelli Variations, In the Silence of the Secret Night, Mélodie
Kriesler arr. Rachmaninov: Love's Sorrow

Kirill Gerstein (piano)
Berliner Philharmoniker*
Kirill Petrenko* (conductor)

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Comment by John Broggio - September 30, 2023 (1 of 2)

Reminiscent of the Rachmaninov/Stokowski performance, especially towards the end of the 2nd movement - almost worth the price of the disc for that alone(!)

The solo performances are everything we have come to expect from Gerstein.

Comment by Marcus DiBenedetto - October 3, 2023 (2 of 2)

Thanks John. The entire album is now posted on YouTube. I also very much enjoyed the solo pieces. I encourage everyone to watch the trailer: Lower right on the page is the trailer. WOW! The concert performance of Concerto #2 is in front of an immense packed audience. I hope they release a video of the entire concert performance.

EDIT: I poked around the Berliner Philharmoniker website. They have a "digital concert hall" webpage. I signed up for the 7 day free trial. Yes, I watched this concert. It reminds me of my college days in New Haven, CT and driving up to Tanglewood in MA. We'd sit in the grass seats, blanket spread out and drink Cabernet listening to the Boston Symphony. The webpage says their streamed concerts are offered in 4K HDR with high resolution sound (including Dolby ATMOS).
Concert Venue: Waldbühne
Concert Program, 1. Anatoly Lyadov: Kikimora, op. 63. 2. Sergei Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C minor, op. 18. 3. Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid (arr. by Sergei Rachmaninov). 4. Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Maurice Ravel). By this time, it's dark outside. 5. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, op. 71: Pas de deux (Intrada). Very dark by this time. Ending with 6. Paul Lincke: Berliner Luft. The whole audience participated. WOW, what a day & night filled with music.