Wiener Philharmoniker / Matsuev / Gergiev
Reveling in Rachmaninoff
Coolness in performance, passion in playing: with both, piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev has been thrilling audiences worldwide at least since his victory at the renowned Tchaikovsky Competition more than twenty years ago. As a much praised standard bearer for Sergei Rachmaninoff's virtuoso work, he now presents his melancholy, rapturous Second Piano Concerto. Valery Gergiev is on the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic. The maestro of charismatic authority and electrifying energy dedicates himself with the orchestra, famous for its golden sound, to yet another composition by the Russian late Romantic, his second symphony: colorfully blooming and rapturous – a celebration of Rachmaninoff!