Ep. 18A: Rachmaninoff Ridiculed – Rachmaninoff and His Symphony No. 1

Today’s episode is Part 1 of a two part episode sharing the decline and revitalization of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s career. Today’s episode will center around Rachmaninoff’s slink into depression after the travesty that was the premiere of his Symphony No. 1 while next week’s episode will shed some light on how he managed to help himself out of that depression by composing and successfully premiering his Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/

Music used in this episode:
Lost in Reminiscence by Christian Andersen
In the Chains of Sorrow by Eneide
I Will Remember by Gavin Luke
Artic Lake by Lars Meyer

Sources used in this episode:
Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings by Max Harrison: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=9780826493125&i=stripbooks&linkCode=qs