Even among virtuoso musicians, Rachmaninoff stood out. He was incredible as a pianist, composer, and conductor. However, after suffering from depression, he completely gave up composing.
Fortunately, he was open to treatments. He worked with therapist Nicolai Dahl and then produced his most stunning work, his heart-wrenching 2nd concerto. Rachmaninoff dedicated it to Dahl.
Sometimes, even the most talented people need help.
You can hear a touching performance from my friend in college, Ning An, here.
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