Artist: Alexander Krichel
Label: Berlin Classics
Release Date: 24/03/2023

My Rachmaninoff

Alexander Krichel released his new album on Berlin Classics on March 24, 2023 under the title “My Rachmaninoff” and with it, a very personal tribute to the Russian pianist and composer, whose 150th birthday will be celebrated just a few days later. For his eighth album, Alexander Krichel has selected works that have shaped his strong connection to Rachmaninoff. From the world-famous Prélude Op. 3 No. 2 in C-sharp minor to the virtuosic Corelli Variations and Études-Tableaux, some of the most difficult repertoire written for piano, to the concluding Vocalise, Krichel invites listeners to musically discover Rachmaninoff’s biography. He wants to inspire his audience with the music of this great composer in the same way that it once captivated him.

2023 is the year of Rachmaninoff anniversaries: April 1 would have marked the 150th birthday of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor, and March 28 marks the 80th anniversary of his death. High time for Alexander Krichel, after the great success of his first Rachmaninoff album in 2015 on Sony Classical, to dedicate himself once again to the composer who has always accompanied and shaped his playing and his career.