Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Devilishly difficult variations tinged with melancholy. Continue reading Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Rachmaninov under the auctioneer’s hammer

The autograph manuscript of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony – the one with all the great tunes – has been sold at auction for £1.2 million. The 320-page score was presumed lost until it was discovered in the cellar of a Swiss collector in 2004. Continue reading Rachmaninov under the auctioneer’s hammer