Yuja Wang: Managing the piano, conductors and the laundry

The 27-year-old Chinese piano star talks about her influences, standing in for Argerich and doing her own laundry.

Rachmaninov, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Wang, Simon Bolivar Orchestra/Dudamel)

Young guns attempt to blast Rach 3 into a brave new world

The 14 greatest composer portraits throughout history

Not only did these composers write immortal music, they inspired history’s great artists to new heights of expression.

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1-4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Lisitsa)

Run-of-the-mill Rachmaninov from a self-invented superstar.

Mahler: Symphony No 1, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Close-ups capture the Berlin Phil’s Australasian triumph.

Ashkenazy: 50 Years on Decca

Before he was a modest maestro, he was a formidable pianist.

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2

Liverpool scores a goal with their Russian maestro’s Rachmaninov 2.

The Real Rach 4

Why did Rachmaninov spend decades revising his Piano Concerto No 4 when there was nothing wrong with the original?

Exclusive Limelight Masterclass with pianist Steven Osborne

Young Performers Awards finalist Jeremy So plays Rachmaninov's Second Sonata.

Practice tips: a masterclass with pianist Steven Osborne

The British virtuoso gave Young Performers Awards finalist Jeremy So some pointers at the piano.

Valentina Lisitsa: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Pixelated pianist no more; a YouTube star in the real world.

Lang Lang: Complete Recordings 2000-2009

Long live Lang Lang – Almost a decade of pianistic flair all boxed up.

Live review: Sydney Symphony with Nicholas Angelich & Jakub Hrusa

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Aug 3
Replacement maestro Hrůša handles the heavy artillery of Brahms and Rachmaninov

JIMMY: Live in Brighton

Pianist James Rhodes plays (and talks) up a storm.

The 10 Greatest Pianists of All Time

The most influential legendary pianists, as voted by modern day masters of the instrument.

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 3, Rhapsody (Yevgeny Sudbin, Singapore SO)

Rapturous Rach Three from this astonishing young Russian pianist.

BOWEN: Symphonies Nos 1-2 (BBC Philharmonic/Davis)

Chandos and Sir Andrew Davis have put us in their debt for unearthing these scores.

Sergei Rachmaninov voted greatest pianist of all time

A panel of more than 100 of today’s leading concert pianists chooses the Russian virtuoso.

On the road with Alexander Gavrylyuk

The Russian virtuoso talks Moonlight Sonata and Ashkenazy ahead of his return to Australia.

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2 • RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances (violin: Genevieve Laurenceau, Toulouse National Orch/Sokhiev)

Sokhiev's interpretive insights in Rachmaninov do much to recommend this disc of Russian orchestral music.

RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 2; Caprice Bohémien (Sydney Symphony/Ashkenazy)

Ashkenazy recorded the Rachmaninov Symphonies many years ago with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the first movement of the Second was played and conducted at a much higher voltage than here.

LOCATELLI • YSAYE • CHAUSSON • SHOSTAKOVICH • RACHMANINOV Tribute to David Oistrakh (violin: Lydia Mordkovich)

This truly dazzling but heartfelt homage to Mordkovich’s mentor David Oistrakh contains only one work – Chausson’s Poème – from the mainstream repertoire and showcases Mordkovich’s wonderful technique as much as her fiery commitment and perceptive playing.

From Shadows (piano: Adam Herd)

Adam Herd may be sporty, but he’s also a superb pianist, as his debut release proves.

Rare Rachmaninov (piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy, violin: Dene Olding, soprano: Joan Rodgers; Goldner String Quartet)

With this disc Vladimir Ashkenazy bestows a great gift to music lovers by returning so many of Rachmaninov’s early long-lost instrumental works to the fold.
 
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