Linda and John uncover details about Rachmaninoff's life, like early influences that stayed with him his entire career, his comeback story after a disastrous symphony premiere, and what led to him emigrating to the United States. Plus, we hear some recordings of Rachmaninoff himself at the piano from the early 1900s.

Show Notes

Ivanovka, Rachmaninoff's family estate where he often composed

Ivanovka, a country estate of the Rachmaninoff family

Rachmaninoff sitting outside and working on his music

 

Great performances!

Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic with pianist Yefim Bronfman)