Back to Catalogue

Rachmaninoff Live – The Piano Concertos & The Paganini Rhapsody

Mikhail Pletnev piano
Rachmaninoff International Orchestra (RIO)
Kent Nagano

Mikhail Pletnev and the newly formed Rachmaninoff International Orchestra (RIO) performed under the baton of Kent Nagano all four Rachmaninoff piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in October 2023.

2023 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of twentieth-century composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose work is beloved for its breathtaking drama, absolute passion and the extraordinary technical sophistication.  In the piano repertoire there might be no more challenging task than performing Rachmaninoff’s complete piano concertos – nor an artist more up to this task than the great Mikhail Pletnev. Rounding out this concert is legendary maestro Kent Nagano, who leads Pletnev and his ensemble with his usual deft hand and the unshakeable confidence required to unify these monumental works.

This is the second release and the first public concert of the newly founded Rachmaninoff International Orchestra, which is named after the composer, pianist and conductor, Sergei Rachmaninoff. Like its namesake the Rachmaninoff International Orchestra is committed to achieving artistic excellence. The release scores with High Res Audio.


Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18; Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30; Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 1, Revised Version (1917); Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 40, Revised Version (1941); Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Facts CD/LP

Item number
UPC number
Region code
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Sound resolution
Total running time
177 mins
Booklet notes
English, German
No. of discs