Russian genius in exile

Aleksandr Rachmaninov – President, The Rachmaninov Foundation

Today our guest is Aleksandr Rachmaninov. Russia is remembering the event that changed the lives of millions of people in the country – often tragically. After the Bolsheviks seized power in the bloody revolution of 1917, many of the most talented people were forced to leave the country. Among them was the great Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninov, who emigrated to Europe, and later to America. Today we are talking to his grandson, Aleksandr Rachmaninov.