And as I was swept away, I found the rest of my WIP, interestingly enough. Almost like the characters responded to the music and shared the rest of their story with me...just what I needed.
Here's the link to Rachmaninoff playing his own concerto. Obviously, it was recorded a while ago (1929), but if you'd like to hear it as the master himself conceived of it, it's worth a listen. I'd link to Olga playing it, but the only youtubes available are of her playing #3 -- and although that's also a lovely work, it simply doesn't have the power and depth of #2.
Happy Sunday, my friends.