Podcast: Leonard Slatkin talks with Gail Wein about Rachmaninov and life in Detroit

Leonard Slatkin enjoys close ties to Sergei Rachmaninov: his great-uncle brought the composer to the US and conducted the première of his second symphony. Slatkin tells Gail Wein about his recordings of Rachmaninov Symphonies with Detroit Symphony, and his life in … Read More →


A six-and-a-half foot scowl

Sergei Rachmaninov died in Beverly Hills in the US state of California in 1943. Maybe because of the city’s glitzy association with Hollywood and the composer’s often silver-screen romantic sounds, he carries a more modernistic persona than his actual life … Read More →

Russian Music for Cello and Piano

Podcast: Russian Music for Cello and Piano, with Wendy Warner and Irina Nuzova

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Podcast: Leonard Slatkin talks about Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Maestro Leonard Slatkin talks about Sergei Rachmaninov‘s music, his Symphony No. 2 in E minor, and his new recording of this piece with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he is now Music Director. In this podcast, Leonard Slatkin talks about … Read More →