Rachmaninov: Concerto #2, Corelli Variation / Mose
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 Vanessa Benelli Mosell (piano)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Karabits Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Following the success of her first two albums, which established Vanessa Benelli Mosell as a successful classical artist (pupil of Stockhausen and devotee to the development of classical music), her third album with Decca focusses on mainstream repertoire. Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kirill Karabits, this album presents Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, considered one of the most popular pieces for piano. Featured in several films (including The Seven Year Itch), it appears very often in concert programmes worldwide. The concerto is coupled with one of Rachmaninov’s most popular pieces for solo piano, Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42, which traditionally combines strong virtuosic playing with deep thinking.