The rich, lush sounds of three great Romantic composers feature in this concert conducted by the world-class Asher Fisch.
Rachmaninov’s famous Second Piano Concerto premiered with the composer as soloist. The concerto was dedicated to the doctor who treated Rachmaninov through his depression with the second theme providing the basis for Frank Sinatra’s 1945 hit song Full Moon and Empty Arms. French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie will show his versatility as a performer with this athletic piano concerto.
The programme will also include Richard Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) is a tone poem depicting a dying artist reflecting on his life, and Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, which tells a story of lust, love, and redemption.
Asher Fisch Conductor
Louis Lortie Piano
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Richard Strauss Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration)
Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser, WWV 70