Evening Masterworks: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op. 18 for May 11, 2023
Evening Masterworks: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in c Op. 18
Around the turn of the 20th Century, Rachmaninoff was emerging from an extensive period of deep depression and writer’s block, and it was completing his Piano Concerto No. 2 that more or less fully lifted him out of this period. It’s a work that is still seen as one of the greatest piano concertos ever written. Hear the concerto tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.