Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor
The second of 6 entries for Rachmaninov in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has made 15 appearances in the chart over the 20 years, reaching its highest position of 111 in 2002.
Rachmaninov wrote his Piano Concerto No.1 when he was still a teenager. The work begins with unabashed showmanship, as a vehicle for Rachmaninov's own accomplished skill at the piano. This is a relatively playful work, sowing the seeds of a passionate musical intensity that was to burst forth over the years to come. It may be a slightly immature work but it's still an astonishingly accomplished one at that.
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