Tag: rachmaninov

  • The Enduring Van Cliburn

    The New York Times has some nice coverage of pianist Van Cliburn’s enduring popularity in Russia: Legend says that Mr. Gilels was worried enough to approach Khrushchev about the American. “Is he the best?” Khrushchev is said to have asked, and when Mr. Gilels allowed that he was, Khrushchev said, “In this case, give him…

  • The kind of performer I want to be…

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoTyDD0C93U] Harpo Marx playing Rachmaninov’s C# Minor Prelude.

  • Oregon Symphony, Hannu Lintu and Horatio Gutierrez

    On Monday night, I had the privilege of scoring free tickets to the Oregon Symphony. I had been wanting to go that weekend, mostly to hear Rachmaninov’s sublime Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, and when the offer came up, I jumped at it. It was my first time at the beautiful Arlene Schnitzer Concert…