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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 3

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Usher HallEdinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EA, United Kingdom
On Friday 11 October 2019 at 19:30

In Russia, they do everything on a grand scale, and music doesn’t get much grander than Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto – the piece they call ‘the Everest of piano concertos’. It takes a special kind of pianist to do it justice, and in the prize-winning, young Ukrainian virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko we’ve got just that. First, though, Thomas Søndergård takes in the mysterious atmosphere of Ireland’s Faery Hills before unleashing Shostakovich’s most irreverent symphony: music so entertaining that the Soviets banned it.

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