Rachmaninov’s career as composer moved slowly at first. When his first symphony was performed, absolutely nobody liked it. He lost confidence and found himself unable to compose. He finally went to a hypnotist, who repeated over and over to him, “you will write your Concerto, you will write your Concerto….” And so he did, producing his famous “Piano Concerto in c minor”, which is his most popular work. Rachmaninov dedicated it to that physician – hypnotist, who helped him to overcome his fall of self-confidence. The concerto begins with a series of bell-like tolling on the piano that build tension, supposedly an allusion to a pendulum of hypnotist.
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!