Suite No. 2

Composer: Rachmaninoff Sergei

Instruments: Piano

Tags: Suite


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Waltz (No.2). Orchestra (Casey Mullin)
Suite No. 2, Op. 17, is a composition for two pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff, written in Italy in the first months of 1901. Alongside the Second Piano Concerto, Op.18, it confirmed a return of creativity for the composer after four unproductive years caused by negative critical reception towards his First Symphony. The Suite was first performed on November 24 that year by the composer and his cousin Alexander Siloti.
In contrast to the First Suite for Two Pianos, the work is not based on literature, and its form tends to approach the traditional suite. The movements are:
In Los Angeles in the early 1940s, just before Rachmaninoff's death, he and Vladimir Horowitz were at a party and played the piece, the only time they ever did. The Suite No. 2 was arranged for piano and orchestra by Lee Hoiby. A 1968 performance by Lawrence Foster and the London Symphony Orchestra, with Lee Hoiby on piano, was released in 1994 on Citadel Records.