Review

Romain Descharmes with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and National Chamber Choir

16th May, 2009

It has been said that, if you are not the kind of person who likes to jump to your feet in acclamation after a performance, then you are probably not the Rachmaninov type.

The Russian composer’s sumptuously lyrical and dramatically powerful Piano Concerto No 2is an obvious example of this contention, and its performance here - with understated style and flair by French pianist Roma in Descharmes - was compelling stuff indeed.

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