Part of TH2 Thursday 2
Yuja Wang will be signing CDs at the LA Phil Store following the performances on Thu, Sat, and Sun (DEC 19, 21, and 22)
About This Performance
In 1909, Rachmaninoff made his first U.S. tour as a pianist, for which he composed his Piano Concerto No. 3 as a calling card. Due to time constraints, he could not practice while in Russia, so he practiced the new piece on a silent keyboard that he brought with him en route to the States. The work has the reputation of being one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire. A main focus of the 1996 film Shine, based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, was the performance of this concerto.
Two roughly contemporary but highly contrasting Russian works from two of the most charismatic musicians.
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks
- Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
- Friday, December 20, 2013 - 9:45am
- Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
- Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 1:00pm
Guest lecturer Russell Steinberg was joined by composer Daníel Bjarnason.