Next up was pianist Barry Douglas, who movingly interpreted Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 in the concert’s centrepiece performance. Written when the composer was, astonishingly, just 17 and 18 (although substantially revised in his 40s), Douglas deftly captured the quick switches in tone, from a moving delicacy through the gamut of emotions to furious, tumbling cascades of notes.
Publication: Cambridge Independent
Author: Jude Clarke
Date: 12 October 2018
Venue: Corn Exchange
Programme: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2