A little rondo by Henry Purcell might have been long-forgotten, like many other pieces from the Baroque, except that Benjamin Britten "borrowed" it as the theme for his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." We'll enjoy Purcell's original this morning.
Rachmaninoff was so demoralized by the bad reviews of his first symphony, that he stopped composing for years. Eventually, he regained his confidence, and we'll enjoy his triumphant Symphony No. 2 tonight.