Romantic Rachmaninoff
With more than 30 million YouTube channel views, Valentina Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the Web, using digital innovation to champion classical music and performance. This weekend she’ll lend her remarkable talents to performances of the deeply romantic, soaring, richly textured—and technically demanding—“Rach 3.” Also on the program is Elgar’s extraordinary Symphony No. 1, whose premiere elicited the following review: “It is quite plain that here we have perhaps the finest masterpiece of its type that ever came from the pen of an English composer.