Just in: Putin wants to buy Rachmaninov estatemain
At a meeting today of the Presidential Council for Culture, the pianist Denis Matsuev mentioned that Rachmaninov’s villa Senar, near Lucerne, was coming up for sale by auction. The estate has been thrown into confusion by the death last November of the composer’s grandson, Alexander B. Rachmaninov.
Matsuev said the house had been kept as it was in the composer’s time and contained, aside from his piano, many manuscripts and mementos.
18 million Swiss francs, said Mastuev.
Let’s see what we can do, said the President.