Master class

Master class with Ricardo Castro (II/II)

iClassical Academy – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 – First movement (Part 2)

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Ricardo Castro — Teacher, pianist

Juan Francisco Oton Martinez — Pianist

Program notes

Ricardo Castro gives a master class on Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Rachmaninov composed his Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor between 1900 and 1901. The second and third movements were first performed with the composer as soloist on December 2, 1900, followed by a complete premiere of the work on November 9, 1901—with the composer once more at the piano and his cousin Alexander Siloti conducting. This piece is one of Rachmaninov's most enduringly popular works, and played an important role in establishing his fame.

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