Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos & Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Valentina Lisitsa (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis
Very much an artist of the twenty-first century, Ukranian-born Lisitsa secured a vast global audience purely through social media. She quickly became one of the most viewed pianists on YouTube with over fifty million million visitors to her videos.
Lisitsa has recorded all four Rachmaninov piano concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody with the London Symphony Orchestra and Michael Francis.
Lisitsa describes the recording as “arguably the most ambitious piano-orchestra project a pianist can undertake in a lifetime. The sheer variety of emotions and styles touched upon is encyclopaedic.”
Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943):
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
- Decca 2CD Set