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Rachmaninoff’s Lost Russia

Piano Talks is a TV series hosted by celebrated pianist Janara Khassenova, the artistic adviser and jury member of NTD’s International Piano Competition.

Piano Talks presents an intimate experience with classical music while offering insights into the greatest composers alongside exclusive repertoires from NTD’s International Piano Competition. Its mission is to promote traditional arts of pure authenticity, goodness, and beauty with piano masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.

We would like to share with you our new Piano Talks episode: Rachmaninoff’s Lost Russia.

Just the mention of Russian music conjures up sounds of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s piano works. But despite this iconic imagery, Rachmaninoff was a man out of place and out of time, writing about a memory of Russia that no longer existed, in a Romantic style that was already lost.

Lilac, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 2nd Symphony played by Sergei Dreznin

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