Sergei Rachmaninoff

February 21, 2020
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Sergei Rachmaninoff’s first choice was composing, but the Russian Revolution and financial necessity made him rely on Plan B, the life of a traveling virtuoso. His skills at the keyboard were the stuff of legends. Whether playing his own concertos or slight, encore pieces, he played with fantasy and daring. On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, enjoy samples of his virtuosity through his best work.

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