Sergej Rachmaninov – Prince Rostislav

Sergej Rachmaninov - Prince Rostislav

Last updated Mar 3, 2020 | Published on Mar 22, 2018

Written by Gianmaria Griglio

Time for a tone poem: a young Rachmaninov found inspiration in a poem by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, cousin to Lev Tolstoy.
Rachmaninov was barely 18 years old at the time of this composition. The piece was completed in 1891, but it was never performed during his lifetime. The premiere only came in 1945, two years after the composer’s death.

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Cover image by Daniil Silantev

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