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Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano


Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

About This Performance

“[Matsuev’s] poetic instincts held fast in tender moments, with trills as thrillingly precise as one might ever hope to hear.”  -New York Times

Mussorgsky's well-known tone poem tells the story of a witches' Sabbath near Kiev, its theme made more famous by Disney's 1940 film Fantasia. Russian powerhouse Denis Matsuev showcases a Russian masterpiece, Rachmaninoff's well-known Piano Concerto No. 2. Tchaikovsky's exciting Symphony No. 5 is even more electrifying when guided by the baton of Music Director, Manfred Honeck.


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