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Faculty of Music


Monday, 12 February 2018
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DT

Sombering Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto

6.00pm–7.00pm, Room 148, Silk Street Building

Because of the influence it had on popular culture, specifically in the form of sound tracks for various Hollywood films, Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto is prone to associations of superficial sentimentality and even banality; and not a few performances of the work tend to validate these associations. In this talk, Dr Mine Doğantan-Dack describes the process of preparing this piece for performance with the aim of lifting off this ‘popular’ veil in order to present it as a somber, serious and deeply moving work.

These events are organised by CMPS in conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Monday, 12 February, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
6.00pm, Guildhall School of Music & Drama