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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 3, D. Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, V. Gergiev
(Mariinsky, 2010)
Charles T. Downey, Denis Matsuev in a fierce performance with Baltimore Symphony (Washington Post, March 18)
A trifecta of Russian piano virtuosos hit the Washington area this week. Daniil Trifonov played a wild Prokofiev concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal on Monday night. On the same Thursday night that Nikolai Lugansky performed as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Denis Matsuev appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the Music Center at Strathmore. That program also featured the BSO’s former music director, Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov, and two Russian orchestral warhorses.

The last time Matsuev was soloist with the BSO, in 2004, he played Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto; this time he branched out by playing the composer’s Third Piano Concerto... [Continue reading]
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
With Yuri Temirkanov (conductor) and Denis Matsuev (piano)
Music Center at Strathmore

Tim Smith, Temirkanov produces electric results in BSO return (Baltimore Sun, March 18)

---, Yuri Temirkanov on his BSO return and, yes, still disliking the idea of female conductors (Baltimore Sun, March 18)

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