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9:40 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Celebrate Sergei Rachmaninoff's Birthday on April 1


Tune in or listen online on Wednesday, April 1st between 6 am and 6 pm to hear many of the beloved Russian composer's works, including some of his famous solo piano compositions.

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" -- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

A Taste of What You'll Hear on April 1st:

  • Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Vladimir Horowitz, and Eugene Ormandy conducting the New York Philharmonic @ 11 am
  • Suite No. 1 for two pianos with Brenda Lucas and John Ogden @ 3 pm
  • Some of Rachmaninoff's early works will be heard, with selections from his opera Aleko, and the Rimsky-Korsakov-inspired Capriccio Bohemien @ 4 pm
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Lang Lang, and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater, Valery Gergiev, conductor @ 5:30 pm

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