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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto (11:49)

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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… read more


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