Pianist Stephen Siek on Rachmaninoff and Ayn Rand

Pianist Stephen Siek on Rachmaninoff and Ayn Rand

One evening–I must have been about 19–I stumbled on a lengthy piece in an old Saturday Evening Post, and read with interest about her enjoyment of Hugo and Spillane. But since, at that time, I had read neither author, the discussion remained a bit abstract. However, I could scarcely believe my eyes when I read that her favorite composer was Rachmaninoff.

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