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Rachmaninoff in Texas


  1. Yes indeed, Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Concerto has had surprising staying power. Even though it is the composer’s least popular, the number of available recordings (52) at equals Bartok’s Third Concerto and is close to Prokofiev’s Third (at 62). Those are two of the most popular concertos from roughly the time of the Fourth Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s other concertos, of course, are virtually untouchable as far as twentieth century works in the genre are concerned. In retrospect, most other composers would have given a lot to be credited with a work as sophisticated and popular as one of Rachmaninoff’s weaker works.
    Your blog, by the way, is of superior quality. Not so much a blog, but rather thoughtful articles to be pondered.

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