To mark the sale of the manuscript of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony, Frances Fyfield introduces her edition of Tales From the Stave about the piece, first broadcast in 2007.
In 2007 the British Library had taken possession of a newly rediscovered manuscript by Sergei Rachmaninov. The composer's handwritten version of his 2nd Symphony had been lost for almost a hundred years. It was on loan to the library where it had been repaired and rebound. Last month the loan period ended with the sale of the manuscript into private hands for over a million pounds.
To mark the event Frances Fyfield revisits the edition of Tales from the Stave that she made about the Symphony back in 2007. Her guests were Marin Alsop, Geoffrey Norris and the handwriting analyst Ruth Rostron.
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