Rachmaninov at 150: Ten of the best live piano performances of his works

31 March 2023
By Ellie Palmer
To celebrate the anniversary of the great Sergei Rachmaninov, we've pulled together 10 performances of Rach music from over the years for you to enjoy; starting with the legendary Vladimir Horowitz in 1978.

Vladimir Horowitz: Piano Concerto No 3

with Zubin Mehta at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 1978


A second performance of the Third Concerto wouldn't hurt... right?


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Martha Argerich: Piano Concerto No 3

with Riccardo Chailly, Berlin, 1982



Mikhail Pletnev: Prelude No 7 in C minor, Op 23

Moscow, 1987



Evgeny Kissin: Prelude in G minor

BBC Proms, London, 2000



Arcadi Volodos: Moment Musical No 2

approx. 2009



Nikolai Lugansky: Prelude in B minor Op 32 No 10

at the Festival de la Grange de Meslay, France, 2014



Khatia Buniatishvili: Piano Concerto No 2

with Gianandrea Noseda, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Paris, 2015



Yuja Wang: Etudes Tableaux Op 39 No 1 in C minor

Berlin, 2018



Andrejs Osokins: Prelude in C sharp minor Op 3 No 2




Tiffany Poon: Rachmaninov/Kreisler – Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)