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with host Fred Child

: Lilacs for Rachmaninoff

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Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) Photo by John O'Neill

On Monday's Performance Today, Nikolai Lugansky plays music that deeply inspired an admirer of Sergei Rachmaninoff. The admirer's calling card was a humble bouquet of lilacs, anonymously left in all of his dressing rooms for nearly 10 years. The winter can be long, so close your eyes and listen... musical lilacs will bloom.