Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto (11:24)

Cover of 100 Rachmaninoff Piano Favorites

From 100 Rachmaninoff Piano Favorites and 1 other release

Adagio sostenuto – Più animato – Tempo I: C minor → E major
The second movement opens with a series of slow chords in the strings which modulate from the C minor of the previous movement to the E major of this movement. The piano enters, playing a simple arpeggiated figure. The main theme is initially introduced by the flute, before being developed by an extensive clarinet solo. The motif is passed between the piano and other soloists before the music accelerates to a short climax centred on the piano. The original theme is repeated, and the music appears to die away, finishing with just the soloist in E major.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Is this the wrong video for this track? Suggest a better video

Flag video

Albums featuring this track (2)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato 10:46 23,920
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise 4:42 22,618
Alexander Scriabin - Vers la flamme, Op. 72 5:57 22,214
Franz Joseph Haydn - Allegro 3:32 75,932
Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 9,2 4:42 69,993
Jean Sibelius - Andante festivo 4:35 32,846

Listening Trend

20,521listeners all time
44,770scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners