Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Opus 18 (2) Sergei Rachmaninov Download 'Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Opus 18 (2)' on iTunes
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The Katherine Jenkins Collection – Great Europeans
As a composer, Mahler's works are relatively few. For much of his life, composing was a part-time activity for him while he earned his living conducting – but he devoted as much of his holidays as possible to intense periods of composing. He wrote his fifth symphony in the summers of 1901 and 1902. ‘It’s a hugely emotional work,’ says Katherine. After its premiere, Mahler said, “Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death.” It became a well-loved classic after its use in the film, Death in Venice starring Dirk Bogarde - pictured.