Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Boris Berezovsky piano
The Rite of Spring, emblematic work in the history of its original venue, enhanced by the energy of an orchestra with a unique sound
Rachmaninov and Stravinsky in two of the most emblematic pieces of the Russian repertoire. An icon of modernity, The Rite of Spring demands both power and precision to modulate its furies and its pianissimos. It is a formidably powerful and seductive work that no conductor can resist tackling one day. As for Rachmaninov's third piano concerto, it is one of the most imposing works in the piano repertoire. This masterwork is a true "monument", as poetic as it is spectacular, and which demands a flawless technique and boundless energy from its performers. Boris Berezovsky combines powerful technique and a sensitive stylistic approach to become literally grandiose in this repertoire.