Sam Roelants

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Listening to Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead

Pick someone off of the steet and ask them if they know a piece by Rachmaninoff, chances are they'll name one of his piano concertos. It's gained immortal status by its ubiquity in the Queen Elisabeth competition, and countless others. While they much deserve their celebrity status, I thought I'd take some time to discuss one of my own favorites. That said, I suppose anyone more aquainted with Rachmaninoff would say it's hardly less famous than his piano concertos. Read more →