In the second of our new video blog series, award-winning Linn Records pianist, Alisdair Hogarth, tells us the story behind Rachmaninoff’s classical underdog - Liebeslied.
Though he is most well-known for his Piano Concerto No. 2 (made famous in the film Brief Encounter), Rachmaninoff also wrote transcriptions of other composers' pieces, including Kreisler’s Liebeslied, originally written and performed for violin and piano. Rachmaninoff reinvents this piece in his own unique and original way and you can hear a full performance of it at the end of Alisdair's vlog.
Next time Alisdair will return with another video blog, this time sharing unique insight into Chopin’s Waltzes.
In the meantime, if you want to discover more about the interesting tales behind iconic artist’s masterpieces, join us at one of our Linn Lounge events, and hear incredible hits in the highest quality available - on a Linn music system in Studio Master.
About Alisdair Hogarth
Having made his solo debut at the age of 15 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Alisdair Hogarth has gone on to become a regular performer at all the major classical venues and in particular, London’s renowned Wigmore Hall. He is the director of the award-winning Prince Consort, having released two stunning albums via Linn’s record label, receiving the prestigious Gramophone and Classic FM Editor’s Choice awards, as well as gaining the title of Best Classical Music from the Observer.
In 2015 Alisdair will release an exciting new album with star baritone Jacques Imbrailo, playing the songs of Rachmaninoff and Sibelius, before recording his first solo album for Linn early next year.
If you’d like to hear more from Alisdair Hogarth, you can listen to the Prince Consort at LinnRecords.com.