Synopses & Reviews
The most celebrated piano concerto written in the 20th century and one of the most familiar compositions in all music, the great second piano concerto, with its sumptuous harmonies and lyrical melodies, is Rachmaninoff's most enduring and popular work. It became a model for modern composers both in Russia and in America.
One of the best-loved pianist-composers of our time, Serge Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was the last great representative of Russian Romanticism. His music, like Tchaikovsky's, is often melancholy, with a particularly broad, rhapsodic sweep to its melodic line. With its memorable themes, lush harmonies, and captivating orchestration, the Second Piano Concerto won immediate acclaim, becoming Rachmaninoff's most enduring and popular work.
The score of this world-famous concerto appears here with bar-numbered movements. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.