Graf, Ohlsson explore Rachmaninoff rarities with DSO
Texas Classical Review
By: J. Robin Coffelt
An all-Rachmaninoff program might reasonably be expected to include one of the familiar warhorses of Rachmaninoff’s oeuvre—the Second Piano Concerto, Second Symphony, or the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. But none of those familiar pieces are on display this weekend at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Instead, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Hans Graf are sharing two of Rachmaninoff’s lesser-known works with audiences: the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, with soloist Garrick Ohlsson, and the Symphony No. 1 in D Minor.