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Work: Symphonic Dances, Op.45

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ComposerRachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943)
Period20th century
Year1940
Work typeOrchestral
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ViennaShanghai Symphony Orchestra’s Wolf Trap Debut

Chen, Dvořák, Rachmaninov
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Long Yu; Alisa Weilerstein

AmsterdamFrank Peter Zimmermann and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra: Prokofiev

© Ronald Knapp
Chen, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Long Yu; Frank Peter Zimmermann

LondonProm 57: Mozart & Rachmaninov

Chen, Mozart, Rachmaninov
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Long Yu; Eric Lu

StockholmSymphonic Dances

Byström, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Dalia Stasevska; Amalie Stalheim

AmsterdamKirill Gerstein plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1

© Marco Borggreve
Strauss R., Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov
Residentie Orkest; Nicholas Collon; Kirill Gerstein
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A Rachmaninov evening with the Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits © Konrad Cwik
A marvelous musician, Mikhail Pletnev, conveyed a fresh perspective on the inner works of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. 
****1
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Shimmering showstoppers in Pittsburgh

Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Korngold's Violin Concerto from Simone Lamsma is delivered with extraordinary deftness and depth, while Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances thrill under Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
*****
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Prom 12: Karina Canellakis and the BBCSO bring energy and bite

Karina Canellakis and Alisa Weilerstein © BBC | Sarah Jeynes
A disparate set of pieces are connected to an intriguing theme in mostly successful performances, including Shostakovich from cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
***11
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20th-century classics from the Ulster Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet shines in Belfast, playing Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major.
***11
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Intense Elgar from Isserlis and RPO

Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
Uncertain Britten from Dausgaard and the RPO, but intense and passionate Elgar from Isserlis, and powerfully engaging Rachmaninov featuring exceptional woodwind playing from the RPO.
****1
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