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Aleix Palau | 3 March 2022

L’Auditori’s Rachmaninoff Festival presents all the composer’s piano concertos, with soloist ‎Denis Kozhukhin at the piano ‎

Over the course of two weekends, he will perform the four concertos under the baton of ‎Matthias Pintscher and Kazushi Ono.‎
On 5 April, Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky will perform Rachmaninoff’s Preludes.‎

L’Auditori’s Rachmaninoff Festival presents all the composer’s piano concertos, with soloist ‎Denis Kozhukhin at the piano ‎

The Rachmaninoff Festival opens tomorrow at L’Auditori de Barcelona. At ‎its seven sessions, performances will be given of some of the composer’s ‎major works, such as his four piano concertos and the ‎‎Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, in addition to ‎two key works for piano: Rachmaninoff’s Preludes ‎‎and his Études-Tableaux.‎

The star attraction of the festival, who will perform alongside the Barcelona ‎Symphony Orchestra, is Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin, one of ‎today’s most outstanding soloists. Over the course of two weekends, he ‎will undertake to perform Rachmaninoff’s four concertos. ‎

Matthias Pintscher and Kazushi Ono will head the OBC, taking turns to ‎conduct the orchestra’s four programmes at performances that will take place from ‎‎4 to 13 March. In addition to the four piano concertos, the programmes also ‎feature works by other Russian composers, with highlights such as Rachmaninoff’s ‎‎Symphonic Dances, The Love for Three Oranges by Prokofiev, ‎‎Symphony No. 1 by Shostakovich, and Rapsodie Espagnole by ‎Maurice Ravel.‎

To round off L’Auditori’s Rachmaninoff Festival, a recital will be given by the brilliant ‎‎Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky. He will return to L’Auditori to perform ‎Rachmaninoff’s Preludes, Op. 3 No. 2 and Op. 23, and his Études-‎Tableaux, Op. 39 in the more intimate setting of Hall 2, Oriol Martorell. The concert will ‎take place on 5 April.‎

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