The Psychiatrist At The Keyboard

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20150926

2015092620151226 (R3)

Live from Wellcome Collection's Henry Wellcome Auditorium, psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr Richard Kogan demonstrates how some composers? mental illness influenced and shaped their music. In his first public appearance in the UK, Kogan's main clients on the couch are Robert Schumann - perhaps the most troubled of all - and Sergey Rachmaninov, whose composing career was saved by medical intervention.

20150926

Live from Wellcome Collection's Henry Wellcome Auditorium, psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr Richard Kogan demonstrates how some composers' mental illness influenced and shaped their music. In his first public appearance in the UK, Kogan's main clients on the couch are Robert Schumann - perhaps the most troubled of all - and Sergey Rachmaninov, whose composing career was saved by medical intervention.