The Lost Chord: March 26 - Rach of Ages
April 1 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tune in for an hour of vintage recordings of his music. The composer plays his own Symphonic Dances on the piano of Eugene Ormandy in 1940. Then Ormandy introduces – and conducts – the Philadelphia Orchestra in a memorial performance of Isle of the Dead, given only days after Rachmaninoff’s death in 1943. The hour will conclude with a literal “party piece,” as Rachmaninoff tosses off the Russian folk song, Bublichki, or Bagels, in 1942. The recordings are taken from a 3-CD boxed set on the Marston Records label. Get a piece of the Rach, this Sunday at 10 pm.