Host David Dubal shares more on the life, compositions and pianism of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Considered to be one of the greatest pianists whom ever lived, America and Europe went wild for Rachmaninoff despite his music being banned in his own country.
During the Russian Revolution, he emigrated to New York, never to return to Russia. Always longing for his beloved homeland, Rachmaninoff drew inspiration for his compositions from Russia's nature and folklore. He devoted the rest of his life's work to his instrument, touring and performing his own works far from home.
Rachmaninoff: Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 5
RCA Red Seal
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42; Intermezzo, Variations 14 & 15
Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau Op. 39, No. 6 in A Minor
Three Oranges Recordings
Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op. 23, No. 4 in D Major
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variations 19 - 24
Lang Lang; Valery Gergiev; Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Rachmaninoff: Cadenza from Piano Concerto No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Ormandy; NY Philharmonic
Rachmaninoff: Barcarolle, Op. 10, No. 3
RCA Red Seal
Rachmaninoff: Finale from Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op 30
Rachmaninoff: Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5