What makes Rachmaninov so popular?Album Of The Week
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Why, people have been asking for about 120 years, is Rachmaninov so popular? The music is morbid to miserable, the melodies are unhummable, and mere finger virtuosity does not explain the infallible and inexhaustible attraction. Rachmaninov remains a frontline bestseller. What does he have that Scriabin, say, lacks?
We ask the questions ….
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En francais ici.
In Spanish here.
In The Critic.