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Episode 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2012

Rachmaninov was well used to being branded a musical philistine, but when the accusations started coming from Medtner's own brother there was bound to be some fallout. Donald Macleod explores how the composers' relationships weathered these familial complications.

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4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
    00:01

    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner March of the Knights

    Nicolas Medtner (piano roll)

    Private Recording

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
    00:07

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov The Bells, Op. 35 - Wedding Bells

    Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (piano), Marina Mescheriakova (director), The Moscow State Chamber Choir, Vladimir Minin (conductor)

    DG 4710292

  • Image for Nikolai Karlovich Medtner
    00:20

    Nikolai Karlovich Medtner Sonata Tale op25/1

    Geoffrey Tozer (piano)

    CHANDOS CHAN 9723

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
    00:35

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody

    Sergei Rachmaninov (piano), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    RCA 82876678922

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