SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor op. 30
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise op. 34 no. 14 (orchestral version)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3 in A minor op. 44
- Conductor Riccardo Chailly
- Piano Denis Matsuev
- Lucerne Festival Orchestra including Mahler Chamber Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra returns to Switzerland this summer for their annual residency at the 2019 Lucerne Festival. The orchestra can be heard five times in this year's edition: four times as part of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado in 2003 and which features MCO musicians at its core, and once under its own name.
Each concert expresses this year's theme of "Power," and takes place within Jean Nouvel's stunning Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), a combination of exquisite acoustics and iconic architecture that sits on the shore of Lake Lucerne.
For the opening concert of the festival, Music Director Riccardo Chailly leads the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in an all-Rachmaninov programme. The composer's exile to the West in 1917 was a turning-point in his life and career, and these pieces demonstrate how this affected his music: from the Third Piano Concerto written while he was still in Russia, to the Third symphony, which he composed in exile not far from Lucerne.
Live on 16 August 2019 at 19:30 on SRF2