Rachmaninoff: Inside Out

2 October 2014, 12:31 | Updated: 20 January 2017, 11:29

Are you Rach-man-enough (sorry) to indulge in a season-long celebration of the great Russian's music? The London Philharmonic Orchestra are, in their Rachmaninoff: Inside Out concert series, running from October 2014 until April 2015.

Rachmaninoff: Inside Out is the most extensive celebration of Rachmaninoff's music ever undertaken in a season with 11 concerts including the complete symphonies and piano concertos, the opera The Miserly Knight, the choral masterpiece The Bells, rare performances of the cantata Spring and orchestral songs as well as a selection of other much-loved and rare orchestral works.

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Audiences will also be treated music by composers who inspired Rachmaninoff, including fellow Russian, Tchaikovsky, alongside Wagner and Richard Strauss. There will also be performances from lesser-known composers including Szymanowski and Enescu, to give audiences an idea of the kind of music being written around the same time as Rachmaninoff's masterworks.

All concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 7.30pm.

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Friday 3 October: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Alexander Ghindin (piano)

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 (original version)

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances


Wednesday 29 October: Vassily Sinaisky (conductor), Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2


Friday 7 November: Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 (revised 1941 version)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1


Friday 28 November: David Zinman (conductor), Behzod Abduraimov (piano)

Wagner: Overture, Tannhäuser

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4


Wednesday 3 December: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Igor Levit (piano)

Szymanowski: Concert Overture

Scriabin: Piano Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1


Wednesday 21 January: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

Wagner: Das Rheingold (orchestral excerpts)

Rachmaninoff: The Miserly Knight (semi-staged)


Saturday 7 February: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Andrei Bondarenko (baritone)

Rachmaninoff: Three Russian Songs

Rachmaninoff: Spring

Enescu: Symphony No. 3


Wednesday 11 February: Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Jorge Luis Prats (piano)

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2

Rachmaninoff: The Bells


Friday 13 February: Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Alexander Ghindin (piano)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 (original 1926 version)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4


Wednesday 25 March: Ilyich Rivas (conductor), Dmitry Mayboroda (piano)

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Linz)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 (revised version)

Dvoƙák: Symphony No. 8


Wednesday 29 April: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Vsevolod Grivnov (tenor)

Rachmaninoff (arr. Butsko): Piano Suites

Rachmaninoff (arr. Jurowski): 10 Songs

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3


Visit the Rachmaninoff Inside Out website to find out more and book tickets