About this work...
The history of Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 1 is almost as notable as the music itself. The 1897 premiere was a complete fiasco, poorly conducted by Glazunov and miserably received. "If there were a Conservatory in Hell," wrote César Cui, "Rachmaninov would certainly gain first prize for his symphony, so devilish are the... read more
Curated by Maria Nemtsova, Pianist