Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto

He was plagued by self-doubt and had abandoned his music. But when inspired to compose again, Rachmaninoff wrote the music that would make him immortal. Internationally renowned Chinese pianist Sa Chen performs Rachmaninoff’s ardent Second Piano Concerto.  And Vasily Petrenko conducts Shostakovich’s vibrant, technicolor Twelfth Symphony, depicting the events of the 1917 Russian Revolution.


Vasily Petrenko


Sa Chen


San Francisco Symphony



Overture to The School for Scandal


Piano Concerto No. 2


Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

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