Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30

Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote his Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 in 1909. It is considered a very demanding piece, which inspires respect between piano virtuosos (the dedicatee, Josef Hofmann, never played it, and pianist Gary Graffman was quoted saying that he should have learned it while he was young and didn't know what fear was). It was premiered in 1909 by Rachmaninoff himself as the soloist with the New York Symphony Society conducted by Walter Damrosch. It was later performed with Mahler as a conductor, a experience that ... more

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Recordings

RecordingPiano Concerto no. 3, Op. 30 - I. Allegro ma non tanto
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RecordingPiano Concerto no. 3, Op. 30 - II. Intermezzo: Adagio
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RecordingPiano Concerto no. 3, Op. 30 - III. Finale: Alla breve
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Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30
Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30
Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30

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