The Philadelphia Orchestra / Daniil Trifonov / Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Rhapsody Op. 43 & Symphony No. 1

This concert has already taken place! 35.50 | 104.10 | 137.80 | 160.30 | 186.20
This concert has already taken place! 35.50 | 104.10 | 137.80 | 160.30 | 186.20
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Jeff Busco

Russian-American dream team

Sometimes one single fan can make a huge difference to a composer. This was the case with Sergei Rachmaninov and Leopold Stokowski: Stokowski, Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1912 to 1938, was so taken with the Russian composer’s sumptuous scores that he worked them into the orchestra’s DNA. And the love was mutual: Rachmaninov regularly worked together with the Philadelphia Orchestra, both as a pianist and as conductor. He also wrote works like the Paganini Variations especially for the orchestra with its celebrated dark and glowing »Philadelphia sound«. Proof that this artistic relationship is still very much alive is furnished by Stokowski’s current successor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who himself just released several Rachmaninov albums with the orchestra, and is now appearing in Hamburg with a programme dedicated to the »last Romantic composer«.


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Daniil Trifonov piano

conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin


Sergej Rachmaninow
Vocalise / from: 14 Songs, Op. 34
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 43

– Interval –

Sergej Rachmaninow
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13

Soloist’s encore:

Art Tatum
I Cover the Waterfront

Orchestra’s encore:

Sergej Rachmaninow
Prélude cis-Moll / Arrangement or Orchestra

Estimated end time

approx. 22:00


International Orchestras

Promoter: Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette / HamburgMusik

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2023 Europe Tour is made possible through the generous support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Lead support for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Rachmaninoff 150 Celebration is provided by Tatiana Copeland. Mrs Copeland’s mother was the niece of Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Tatiana Copeland was named after the composer’s daughter, Tatiana Sergeyevna Rachmaninoff.

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