Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini/Piano Concerto No. 2, Yuja Wang
With this new recording, Yuja Wang continues to climb the heights of the classical world. These performances again show what a wonderful pianist she is developing into – and Rachmaninov, for any pianist, is always a great test of their musical abilities. Wang and Abbado move gracefully through each movement of the Rhapsody *and the pleasure she derives from performing this work is at once recognisable to the listener. One never gets tired of hearing the Second Piano Concerto* and Wang’s charismatic performance, combined with beautiful support from Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, will surely delight.
Phil Richards is from Readings Carlton.