Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1-4 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Released: November 13, 2015

It was under the auspices of Fabio Luisi that the Philharmonia Zurich launched its own recording label in January 2015. Now comes the release of their next title, again under Fabio’s leadership: a complete Rachmaninov cycle comprising all four of the Russian composer’s piano concertos and his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Captured live in concert with French pianist Lise de la Salle during her recent two-season residency with the orchestra, the recording draws on the exceptionally close musical rapport Luisi shares with his soloist. “Under Fabio Luisi’s direction, the Philharmonia Zurich rarely imposes itself, but rather, as a musical partner, actively internalizes the soloist’s design,” the Neue Zürcher Zeitung declared after one of their Rachmaninov performances.

Find more information here from Philharmonia Records.

A video trailer of the release can be viewed here.