Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Rachmaninoff : Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64, TH 29


Carolyn Kuan, Conductor
Henry Kramer, Piano

Tchaikovsky was obsessed with the concept of Fate, and his exhilarating and contrasting Symphony No. 5 explores the idea of “complete resignation before Fate.”

Tchaikovsky's joyful Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most adored, despite him initially calling it “repulsive”!

Rachmaninoff’s electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3 is a brilliant palette of moods, and is one of the most demanding concertos in the repertoire.