The Lost Chord: November 10 - Rach of Ages
It’s an hour of vintage recordings of Sergei Rachmaninoff. 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 of 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.