Rachmaninov Concertos No. 2 & 3

Argerich/Chailly/Kondrashin, Evgeny Kissin, Yuja Wang

‘If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it…’ -so said The Bard in Twelfth Night.

Rachmaninov Concertos No. 2 and 3 are considered among the greatest in the romantic repertoire.

These 3 CDs performances spanned 3 generations. It proves that every generation has its own genius.

Martha Argerich played the Rachmaninov 3 live in 1982, age 41. She is still growing strong.
Evgeny Kissin played Rachmaninov 2 and 3 live in 1988 and 1993 respectively, age 17 and 22 respectively. He was a child prodigy.

Yuja Wang played Rachmaninov 2 live in 2010, age 24. She has surpassed Lang Lang and Yundi Li in some people’s eyes.

Poser- why is Rachmaninov 2 so historic in creativity folklore?

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