Rachmaninov(1873-1943) plays Rachmaninov Lilacs op.21-5 Rec.1942

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was a famous Russian pianist and composer.  Lilacs was one of eleven songs that Rachmaninoff composed in 1902.  That year he got married and he composed the songs to help pay for the honeymoon.  In 1913 Rachmaninoff adapted the song into a solo piano piece.  He recorded the piece three times.  In 1920 he made a recording of the piece for Victor and also recorded it on a piano roll.  In 1942 Rachaminoff recorded Lilacs for RCA.

Here is the recording of Lilacs Rachmaninoff made for RCA.  Enjoy!

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