Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninoff was born in 19th century Russia but had to leave with his family after the revolution, settling in the United States. He was initially known more as a concert pianist - his famously large hands combined with a precise playing style made him popular on the touring circuit. This actually consumed much of his time, and he had relatively few compositions. This is one of his most successful, although it had a rather unbelievably cool reception at first.
Critics - what are ya going to do?