Roderick Cox – conductor
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason – piano
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
This towering epic is one of the greatest works in the piano repertoire and notoriously difficult to play. It burns and sparkles with yearning, bittersweet intensity.
Rachmaninov dedicated the concerto to Dr Nikolai Dahl, a neurologist and musician who enabled him to rebuild himself after his breakdown and begin to compose again. The music notably features throughout David Lean’s film Brief Encounter.
The Philharmonia will be conducted by celebrated young American conductor Roderick Cox, joining us specially for this final concert of the season. Nineteen year old pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, applauded for her performance of the work of Florence Price at the Proms last year, is the soloist.
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Approximately 45 mins