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Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op. 18 | Part I


Sergey Rachmaninov’s celebrated 2nd piano concerto – a tale of fiery, heart-pulping music, staggering pianism, youthful self-absorption and…hypnotism? It’s 1900 in Moscow. Find out how a man with a face like a gangster and fingers of tungsten composed one of the world’s most adored piano pieces, along with the secret help of his therapist. In this first of three segments we take a look at why Rachmaninov’s music affects us so deeply, and reach an obvious conclusion: never listen to critics…they can mess with your mojo.

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op. 18 | Part II


Tidal waves of piano passion and multiple tunes to cry for. Plus Rachmaninov quotes Rachmaninov, and how to fake an orchestra in your living room.

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op. 18 | Part III


Tarzan and glissandos, glittering fingers, and perhaps the most glorious melody Rachmaninov ever composed. What goes on in the head of a genius? Buy, buy, buy this music! It will make your life better!!