Of Note: The Seductive Romance of Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto

Feb 7, 2019

Pianist Robert Henry

Although Robert Henry grew up with country on the radio, it turns out his dad's favorite piece of music was a movement of a piano concerto by a Russian Romantic composer, which Henry first learned as a teenager in Atlanta. 

"It has it all," he says of the sweeping popularity to the piece that has him thinking of his dad every time he plays it. "Audiences always spring to their feet at the end of it. It's going to be with us for a long time."

Henry performs Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concert with the Arkansas Philharmonic this weekend. Hear the entire interview with the on-demand streaming link above.