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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

  • Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (map)

Rachmaninov’s most popular concerto and Schubert’s final symphony invite the listener to settle back and lose sense of time; to relax, breathe out and let themselves be swept along.

Opening gestures can say a lot. The tolling piano chords in the first bars of Rachmaninov’s second concerto are iconic in their own right, presaging a tempestuous journey and a heady romance. And the horn-call that launches Schubert’s final masterpiece is the perfect gesture for a work that delights in the majesty of nature. Both works are broad and generous in their design, sweeping the listener up in exultant long lines.

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great'

Conductor - Alexander Vedernikov
Piano - Boris Giltburg

Tickets: £15-£22
Concessions, Student Tickets/Under 26s and Family Tickets available.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Audience Line 0800 052 1812 (Monday-Friday).

Swansea Grand Theatre Box Office: 01792 475715 / Swansea Grand Theatre applies an optional Postage Charge of £1.20.