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This edition: Sergei Rachmaninov: The Secret Island





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Episode Details

(England, 50:01, color, documentary, in English and Russian with English subtitles) Subtitled, “Seven Variations on the Theme of Sergei Rachmaninov.” Profile of famed Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943.) The composer's grandson and niece are interviewed, along with musicians Vladimir Tropp and Howard Shelley. Performances of his work accompany archival photos, home movie footage, paintings, and scenes from the places where he lived. Narrated and directed by Barrie Gavin. An RM Arts Production in association with BBC TV. Distrib.: Arthaus Musik.