May 13, 2010


(Nicolai Lugansky - doing nicely with Rachmaninov)

This week's concert comes via Radio Nacional Espana, recorded live in concert on May 2nd. Here is a rundown of what you'll be hearing:

Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña

Concierto celebrado en L´Auditori de Barcelona a las 11 horas.

IVES: The unanswered question. JOAN GUINJOAN: Sincrotró-Alba. Sinfonía nº 3. RACHMANINOV: Concierto para piano y orquesta nº 2 en Do menor, Op. 18. Nikolai Lugansky (p.), Orq. Sinf. de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña. Dir.: Ernest Martínez Izquierdo.

Part One (the player above) features the Ives and the Guinjoan - Part Two (the player down here) features the Rachmaninov and an encore by Chabrier. Since it's live and direct from Barcelona, the announcements are in Spanish, but I've edited them down to fit.

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