Rachmaninoff on film - Tony Palmer

Film director Tony Palmer discusses the creation of his Rachmaninoff film, The Harvest of Sorrow (January 2015)

Acclaimed film director Tony Palmer divulges some of the challenges and delights of creating his biographical film on Rachmaninoff, The Harvest of Sorrow.  The film featured Rachmaninoff's grandson, Alexander Rachmaninoff as well as home video of the composer from the early part of the 20th century. In this edit of a talk recorded before a London Philharmonic Orchestra concert forming part of the Rachmaninoff: Inside Out series in November 2014, Tony Palmer told the audience some of the stories of gaining the permission to make the film.