Rachmaninoff is amazing. I have only listened to a bit of his music (just his piano Prelude in C Minor), but  just recently I listened to one of his symphonies. His  Symphony No. 2 is absolutely enthralling, emotionally engaging, and completely… completely….completely something. I am not at all sure how to describe it. It is simultaneously bitter yet sweet, gloomy yet hopeful.  Something like dark chaos morphing into harmoniously melodic freedom. The Largo and Adagio are my favorites. I must listen to more of this Rachmaninoff person’s works…

Here is a YouTube video of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchesta’s performance of the Largo movement from Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2:

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