Sergei Rachmaninoff http://krwg.org en Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: A conversation with Ilya Yakushev and Lonnie Klein http://krwg.org/post/rachmaninoff-and-prokofiev-conversation-ilya-yakushev-and-lonnie-klein <p>The Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered a three-year depression before a doctor used hypnotherapy to bring him out of it, which enabled him to write his second Piano Concerto, one of his most beloved and famous works. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev and LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein came to the KRWG studios to discuss with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin whether it is important to know such stories when performing music, some of the similarities and differences between Rachmaninoff and Sergei Prokofiev, and more. Recorded on December 6, 2013.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:38:33 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 55373 at http://krwg.org Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: A conversation with Ilya Yakushev and Lonnie Klein