Here’s a recent review of Behzod Abduraimov’s performance of Rachmaninov with the Seattle Symphony.
Young pianist Behzod Abduraimov and renowned conductor Vassily Sinaisky team up for Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto with the Seattle Symphony.
“There’s an old Russian expression,” said pianist Behzod Abduraimov. “It goes, ‘the new way is the well-forgotten old way.’ ”
Abduraimov was talking about his approach to Sergei Rachmaninov’s perennially popular and rapturous Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. “This piece has been performed so over-the-top over the years,” he said. “The more simply you approach it, the better it sounds, as originally played.”