Jean-Philippe Collard in Rachmaninoff's piano Concerto no. 2
Serge Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto N°2 opus 18
Jean Philippe Collard, piano, Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
Orchestre Symphonique Français, recorded March 1995
No matter how much you have listened to Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, an ardent performance will never fail to overtake the real Rachmaninoff enthusiasts. Don't bother about a few slips of ensemble as Jean-Philippe Collard is taking the young French Orchestre Symphonique Français and its conductor Laurent Petitgirard on the wing in a particularly rich, adventurous rendition: at times passionate, at times poetic, at times incandescent. With a full bodied cantabile throughout, uniting the achievements of the French and Russian piano traditions. Notice the low wrists, allowing for the distribution of a maximum of arm weight and minimal muscle tension - very similar to Anton Rubinstein, Alexander Siloti and Rachmaninoff himself.
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