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Hypnosis and Rachmaninoff 2: The Troubled Genesis of a Masterpiece

So often we imagine our favorite composers as musical superheroes: great geniuses who have total, unerring confidence in their own abilities to inspire us, confound the critics, and make history. Some composers do have egos to match their talents (Wagner … Continue reading

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The final showdown: Kirill vs. “Rach 2”

The third and final week of “RachFest” is filling me with excitement for the upcoming performances of Rachmaninoff’s second concerto. I’m also feeling a hint of nostalgia as this project comes to a close. It has been wonderful and challenging … Continue reading

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