Daniil Trifonov performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor opus 30 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. Live recording on June 19, 2015 at the Philharmonie de Paris.
01:20 1st movement : Allegro ma non troppo
20:02 2nd movement : Intermezzo Adagio
31:09 3rd movement : Finale Alla breve
Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is one of the most challenging works of the piano repertoire. Despite the seeming simplicity of the first theme, it requires a great virtuosity from the performers, especially for the cadenza in the first movement. After playing it for the first time in a concert on 1909, Rachmaninov himself couldn’t play any other piece, because his fingers were suffering.
On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, pianist Tristan Teo — a rising star from The Juilliard School — performed pieces by Rachmaninoff and Liszt in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch him play Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op. 42.
At the First Night of the 2000 BBC Promenade Concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall, Evgeny Kissin played Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto and followed it with this stunning encore, the same composer's Prelude in G minor. It is No. 5 in Rachmaninov's Opus 23 set of 10 Preludes, dating from 1901.