Composer’s wishes should be honoured
ON more than one occasion over the last two years, I have asked the management of the CBSO why they are still spelling the name of one of the world’s greatest composers in the old-fashioned way.
I have been ignored completely for no logical reason, whereas I have mentioned it only once with the management of THSH Classical and they completely agree with me and will be using the now, more accepted spelling from the start of the new season in September in all concerts in Symphony Hall and Town Hall
The composer in question is Sergei Rachmaninoff. He was born in Russia in 1873 but in 1917 left Russia forever due to his career not progressing as he would like and his disgust at the political situation of the Russian Revolution.
The composer eventually settled in the United States and although he toured Europe