Sunday, February 25, 2024

Getting his due …

… Rhapsodic on Rachmaninoff. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Rachmaninoff left Russia, but Russia never left him. "I am a Russian composer, and the land of my birth has influenced my temperament and outlook," he wrote. "My music is the product of my temperament, and so it is Russian music." These words stand as the epigraph for Fiona Maddocks's study of Rachmaninoff.

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