Behzod Abduraimov, Concertgebouworkest, Valery Gergiev – Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (2020) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Behzod Abduraimov, Concertgebouworkest, Valery Gergiev – Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:31 minutes | 409 MB | Genre: Classical
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Serge Rachmaninoff himself played his Third Piano Concerto in 1911 in the Netherlands with the Concertgebouworkest and Willem Mengelberg. He noted at the time: “The musicians thought it was beautiful, but the audience and the critics did not.” In the end, pianist Vladimir Horowitz was able to inspire the audience for the work, and today ‘Rach 3’ is considered to be one of the warhorses in the repertoire. With this notoriously difficult concerto the young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov made his dazzling Concertgebouworkest debut under the direction of Valery Gergiev.

A great asset of this new version of Rachmaninov’s famous Third Concerto is its almost chamber-like aspect, exhibited by the soloist and the conductor, both of whom are international stars. It’s nice not to have too much Steinway for once, as is often the case in most recordings, both old and new. The balance between piano and orchestra is more natural; the soloist fits into Rachmaninov’s intense orchestral flow, conducted here very subtly by Valery Gergiev.

Born in Tashkent in 1990, the Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov combines power and fluidity through a mind-blowing technique that plays with all the traps and snares of music written by one of the greatest virtuosos of his time. At this level of pianistic genius, he dares to take on every challenge: from intangible nuances to the most adventurous virtuosity. The Amsterdam Concertgebouw responds to his playing with their usual grace, and every intervention by the orchestra’s soloists is a pure delight. An utterly beautiful record – despite its rather short length. – François Hudry

Tracklist:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
01. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro, ma non tanto
02. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: II. Intermezzo
03. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30: III. Finale. Alla breve
Tchaikovsky: 6 Morceaux, Op. 19: IV. Nocturne
04. 6 Morceaux, Op. 19: IV. Nocturne

Composers
Rachmaninov, Sergey Vassilievich (1873-1943)
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-93)

Works
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Conductors
Gergiev, Valéry

Groups & Artists
Abduraimov, Behzod
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Label
RCO Live

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