Ep. 18B: Rachmaninoff Reborn – Rachmaninoff and His Piano Concerto No. 2

Today’s episode is Part 2 of a two part episode sharing the decline and revitalization of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s career. Today’s episode picks back up after Rachmaninoff’s slink into depression due to the travesty that was the premiere of his Symphony No. 1. Thanks to the help of Dr. Nikolai Dahl, and the composition and successful premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2, he managed to help himself out of that depression.

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

Music used in this episode:
Carefully the Water Lilies by Trevor Kowalski
My Gift by Megan Wofford
Song for Adam by Infinity Ripple
Yrsa by Infinity Ripple

Sources used in this episode:
Sergei Rachmaninoff: A Lifetime in Music by Sergei Bertensson: https://www.amazon.com/Sergei-Rachmaninoff-Lifetime-Music-Bertensson/dp/1258145006/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1602554110&sr=8-1