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.
Ivanovka, Rachmaninoff's family estate where he often composed
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Valery Gergiev conducting the Vienna Philharmonic with pianist Yefim Bronfman)