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CMS of Lincoln Center: Rachmaninoff, The Composer
CMS of Lincoln Center: Rachmaninoff, The Composer

October 21, 5:00 pm

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CMS of Lincoln Center presents Rachmaninoff: The Composer, a program celebrating the life and work of supreme virtuoso pianist and composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff; the year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth. Rachmaninoff stole the hearts of listeners worldwide with achingly beautiful melodies and alluring harmonies and emerged as one of the last great Romantic composers.

This concert pairs his singular voice with those of his mentors and contemporaries, tracing the lineage of his particular style of piano-forward composition.

Closing the program is Rachmaninoff’s three-movement Trio élégiaque in D minor, written in 1893. The then 20-year-old Rachmaninoff was badly shaken by the sudden death of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and composed this soulful piece in the style of Tchaikovsky’s famous Piano Trio as an homage to his mentor.

Join us at 4:15pm in the lobby for a pre-concert talk with members of CMS. Free with your ticket!


RUBINSTEIN “Romance” from Soirées à Saint-Petersbourg for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 44, No. 1 (1860)
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir d’un lieu cher for Violin and Piano, Op. 42 (1878)
BALAKIREV  “Song of the Goldfish” for Voice and Piano (1860)
MUSSORGSKY “Where Are You, Dear Star?” for Voice and Piano (1857)
RACHMANINOFF “Arion” for Voice and Piano, Op. 34, No. 5 (1912)
GLINKA “The Lark” from A Farewell to St. Petersburg for Voice and Piano (1840)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  “It wasn’t the wind, blowing from up high” from In Spring for Voice and Piano, Op. 43, No. 2 (1897)
RACHMANINOFF “These Summer Nights” for Voice and Piano, Op. 14, No. 5 (1896)
RACHMANINOFF Trio élégiaque in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 9 (1893, rev. 1907, 1917)

84 minutes with intermission

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