Serge Rachmaninoff, Ottorino Respighi
Concerto pour piano n° 1
Symphonie n° 1
Orchestre National d'Île-de-France
Ilyich Rivas , conducting
Jean-Paul Gasparian , piano
‘None of you can understand this’, Liszt is said to have quipped about the opening bars of his Concerto No. 1—a remark that appears not to apply to the exceedingly brilliant Jean-Paul Gasparian, full-fledged virtuoso and philosopher on the side.