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Sergei Rakhmaninov, one of the greatest pianists of all time and one of the most outstanding melodists amongst composers, was born at Oneg, near Novgorod, on 20 March 1873 (1 April New Style), into a musical family. In 1888 Rakhmaninov began to study... more
Besides his Prélude in C-sharp minor, Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto is his most famous and most frequently performed work. The success of this composition must have been like a stroke of liberation for the introverted composer. Neither his 1st... more
Opinions once varied on the music of Anton Bruckner (born on September 4, 1824 in Ansfelden, near Linz), who ranks amongst the great symphonists after Beethoven. While one faction regarded him as a destroyer of traditions, the other side ecstatically... more
Romantic was the name Anton Bruckner himself gave to his Fourth Symphony, supplying it with a fitting, associative comment, which he communicated to his friend and first biographer August Göllrich: Mediæval city dawn the sound of the town... more
Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant... more
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award – has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music as a solo artist, a champion of the concerto repertoire, a collaborator at the keyboard in chamber... more