BSO at Home: Listening Week 2
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Over the next six weeks, you’ll have a chance to hear some great performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, drawn from the amazing archive of recordings of concerts given in Symphony Hall and at the orchestra’s summer home, Tanglewood.
Van Cliburn was perhaps the best-known American pianist of all time. He first played with the BSO in October 1958, the year in which he won the Tchaikovsky competition in Russia – the event which made him a household name. There are several commercial recordings of his interpretation of Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto, but this account with a frequent collaborator, Erich Leinsdorf, captured at Tanglewood on July 23, 1966, stands with the greatest of them.
During the early years of the