The Psychiatrist at the Keyboard
Psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr Richard Kogan shows how some composers' mental illness influenced and shaped their music, with a special focus on Schumann and Rachmaninov.
Live from Wellcome Collection's Henry Wellcome Auditorium, psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr Richard Kogan demonstrates how some composers? mental illness influenced and shaped their music. In his first public appearance in the UK, Kogan's main clients on the couch are Robert Schumann - perhaps the most troubled of all - and Sergey Rachmaninov, whose composing career was saved by medical intervention.