Svetlana Ponomarëva's performance of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, with the Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra under Dmitry Vasiliev was recorded live on May 15, 2010, at the Omsk Filarmonia Concert Hall as part of Shebalin Music College's 90th anniversary concert. The youthful pianist demonstrates abundant energy and bravado in this perennially popular concerto, and the student orchestra rises to the occasion by giving her a strong accompaniment throughout. This recording is not divided into separate tracks per movement, but plays as one track.
AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson