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Episode Four of The Forgotten Melodies Podcast is now online at

On this week's show, Danny Grimwood plays pieces by two Russian composers, Lyapunov and Rachmaninov.

Sergei Lyapunov (1859-1924) studied under Balakirev and was heavily influenced by him. He was a pianist of the highest virtuosity and a composer of mostly solo piano works, although he also wrote two symphonies, two piano concerti and a symphonic poem.

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) was probably the last of the Great Romantic composers and his skills as a pianist were legendary. He left Russia following the 1917 Revolution and eventually settled in the USA, where he spent the rest of his life.

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Track Listing:

- "Nuit d'Ete" from 12 Trascendental Etudes (op.11, No.5 in E major) by Sergei Lyapunov
- Variations on a Theme of Corelli (Op.42 in D minor), by Sergei Rachmaninov

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