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(Canceled) Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff Concerto 2

Sat / Mar 20, 2021 - 8:00PM

Rachmaninoff’s Romantic Seconds: symphony and piano concerto


About this Performance

Due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all LA Phil-presented concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been canceled through June 9, 2021. 

This event has been canceled. 

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One of the most beloved piano showpieces in the symphonic repertoire – one that has been used in too many films to list – Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 emerged from a terrible case of writer’s block. After being depressed by his First Symphony’s critical flop, the composer turned to hypnotherapy to break his internal logjam. What resulted was an outpouring of captivating melody, unfolding effortlessly with lush Romantic harmony, that earned breathless praise at its premiere and certainly bolstered the composer’s self-confidence. The brilliant Yuja Wang reveals the Second Concerto’s emotional peaks and valleys when she joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil for an all-Rachmaninoff evening.  

In the second half, Dudamel leads the composer’s Second Symphony. Uninterested in the Modernist experiments around him and unwavering in his style, Rachmaninoff’s symphony encapsulates the heart-on-sleeve, hyper-emotional style that endeared him to audiences and inspired many a Hollywood score. 

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