Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

Courtesy of Houston Symphony

Andrés and Denis Kozhukhin reunite for a program featuring three works inspired by the same haunting melody: the theme from Paganini's demonically difficult Caprice No. 24 for Solo Violin. A symbol of virtuoso technique, this melody inspired both Rachmaninoff's and Lutoslawski's showpieces for piano and orchestra as well as Blacher's purely orchestral fireworks. Andrés continues his multi-season exploration of Ives’ quintessentially American music with his Symphony No. 3, The Camp Meeting.
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