The Listening Service is a Music programme.


The Listening Service

Tom Service examines one of the most famous concertos in the piano repertoire: Rachmaninov's Second. He asks what is the secret of its appeal, why does it have such emotional impact, why did the critics hate it and is it still such a classical favourite in the world of popular culture, from Mickey Mouse to Marilyn Monroe to Muse. And what did Rachmaninov have to go through to compose it? With pianist Lucy Parham.

Genre: Music

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

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It's next showing on BBC Radio Three May 28th, 5:00pm and on BBC Radio Three June 4th, 5:00pm. See more...