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THE 'RACH 3': RUSSIAN MAESTROS

08 May 2014 – 10 May 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Symphony

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One of the greatest piano concertos ever written and music from the greatest symphonist of the 20th century. Two Russian maestros, with a third to conduct.

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Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto makes for a monumental first half. It's possibly Rachmaninoff's most demanding concerto. 'No one's ever been mad enough to attempt the Rach 3!' says John Gielgud in Shine. But Lukáš Vondráček disagrees. Following on is Shostakovich's intriguing and quirky Symphony No.15 under the direction of Alexander Lazarev. A concert to remember!

Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto makes for a monumental first half. It's possibly Rachmaninoff's most demanding concerto. 'No one's ever been mad enough to attempt the Rach 3!' says John Gielgud in Shine. But Lukáš Vondráček disagrees. Following on is Shostakovich's intriguing and quirky Symphony No.15 under the direction of Alexander Lazarev. A concert to remember!

Whenever Alexander Lazarev arrives in Sydney he usually has a Shostakovich symphony in his suitcase. And it's always an experience to look forward to. Few conductors can rival his thrilling interpretations. So he's the perfect 'Russian maestro' for Shostakovich's intriguing and quirky Symphony No.15, with its bower-bird collection of quotations from other composers.

Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto makes for a monumental first half. It's possibly Rachmaninoff's most demanding concerto. 'No one's ever been mad enough to attempt the Rach 3!' says John Gielgud in Shine . But Lukáš Vondráček disagrees. This Czech pianist, who so impressed us with his Paganini Rhapsody in the 2007 Rachmaninoff Festival, has a breathtaking technique that will blow the Rach 3's reputation for difficulty right out of the water

RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No.3
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.15

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Artist Information

Alexander Lazarev conductor
Lukáš Vondráček piano


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Performance Dates

Thursday 8 May 1:30 8pm
Friday 9 May 8pm
Saturday 10 May 2pm

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