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Between 1909 and 1942, Rachmaninoff made nearly 100 appearances at Carnegie Hall. His debut on November 13, 1909, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra featured his own Second Piano Concerto, which has since become his most frequently performed work at the Hall. In this film from 1973, Herbert von Karajan leads the Berlin Philharmonic with soloist Alexis Weissenberg in “Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2” live at the Berlin Philharmonie.
The concert is part of “Carnegie Hall Selects,” a new series of free concert films from legendary stages around the world, featuring some of the greatest performances of music central to the Hall’s history. Each film is introduced by Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director, who shares insights about the various connections to the Hall, as well as personal anecdotes about the performers and the music.