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Garrick Ohlsson performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3
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Garrick Ohlsson performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3

Date: 29 Jan
Time: 19:30
Robert Spano (conductor)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Arvo Pärt - Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Dimitrios Skyllas - Kyrie eleison -BBC & Onassis Cultural Centre co-commission: world premiere
Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor

This is a concert that lays down roots in ritual and lament, before tearing off into one of the most energetic and quixotic piano concertos ever written. After the meditative stillness of Arvo Pärt's sonic sculpture in memory of a dear colleague, we hear the fruits of the first Greek composer ever commissioned by the BBC SO: Dimitrios Skyllas's Kyrie Eleison.
Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto begins with a theme chanted like a prayer, but the concerto soon becomes something altogether more immense, luxurious and heroic - a sensual experience for musicians and audiences alike played here by a pianist who cut his teeth on the work aged 14.

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