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Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

February 3-4, 2017

Program and Description

SCHREKER: Prelude to Die Gezeichneten
STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2


Rachmaninoff almost didn’t write a second symphony. He was so shattered by the failure of his first symphony that he spent the next three years battling depression and writer’s block. Desperate, Rachmaninoff underwent hypnosis—his friend Tolstoy’s idea!—and recovered brilliantly, going on to write (among other masterworks) his Second Symphony. This piece premiered in 1908 to immediate success for both its quiet beauty and for its festive, dance-like ending.

Plus, CSO Principal Oboist Dwight Parry takes center stage, performing Strauss’ enchanting Oboe Concerto under the direction of Edo de Waart, among the world’s most prominent conductors. The Concerto begins with a rhapsodic extended “aria” for the oboe, followed by passages of extraordinary beauty and color. 

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Venue: Taft Theatre

317 East 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

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