Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Nikolai Vladimirovich Dahl

  • In Consultation: Rachmaninoff, his physician, and the genesis of a masterpiece

    Vincent de Luise New Haven, Connecticut, United States   “You need color to make music come alive. Without color, music is dead.” — Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) There are piano concertos and then there are Piano Concertos. While favorites include the Tchaikovsky First, Mozart’s Twenty-first, the Beethoven Fifth (“Emperor”), and the first concertos of Brahms…