Simon Trpčeski, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3

It’s possible to admire Simon Trpčeski’s bravura performances of Sergey Rachmaninov’s piano concertos No. 2 and No. 3 because this pianist brings so much passion, character, and brilliance to his playing. Accompanied by Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Trpčeski throws all of his energy and élan into the solo part, and his vitality carries these extremely familiar concertos along, where a lesser pianist might not have made them sound as convincing.