Thanks to Lee Evans, these remarkable works are now accessible to pianists as solo compositions. Lee has skillfully combined the vocal and accompaniment parts of eleven of these gems including the gorgeous Vocalise.
Author: Lee Evans
Some of the most beautiful music by Sergei Rachmaninoff can be found in his art songs for singers with piano accompaniment. Thanks to Lee Evans, these remarkable works are now accessible to pianists as solo compositions. Lee has skillfully combined the vocal and accompaniment parts of eleven of these gems including the gorgeous Vocalise.
For this edition Geoffrey Norris has incorporated recent documentary and chronological findings and has spent time in research at Ivanovka, the estate deep in the Russian countryside where Rachmaninoff wrote much of his music.
Author: Geoffrey Norris
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
Sergey Rachmaninoff in his lifetime knew equal success as composer, performer, and conductor. From his youth until weeks before his death, his subtle and richly imaginative pianism thrilled and absorbed audiences, but it was for his compositions that he wanted above all to be remembered - a body of work that carried the lyricism of Tchaikovsky and the technical brilliance of Liszt into the twentieth century. Born in 1873, Rachmaninoff graduated from the Moscow Conservatory both as a pianist and as a composer. He became world-famous at 19 with the composition of his Prelude in C sharp minor but then, discouraged by the failure of his First Symphony in 1897, he concentrated for a time on a virtuoso piano career. Later, finding some relief from depression through hypnotherapy, he began work on his Second Piano Concerto. It was to be the most celebrated example of its genre in this century. Married in 1902 to his cousin Natalie Satina, Rachmaninoff pursued all three of his professions, living mainly in Russia; but after the revolution of 1917 he emigrated, never to return. From then on, he toured both Europe and the United States yearly as a pianist, while still finding time to compose such works as the eloquent Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Plagued by illness throughout his life, and renowned for his unsmiling reserve in public, Rachmaninoff was nevertheless known to friends and family as a warm, relaxed individual, a personality reflected in the affecting openness of his music. Since the first edition of this acclaimed study of Rachmaninoff's life and work appeared in 1976, his music has become more widely known, not only the orchestral pieces but also the songs, solo piano music, and choral works. For this edition Geoffrey Norris has incorporated recent documentary and chronological findings and has spent time in research at Ivanovka, the estate deep in the Russian countryside where Rachmaninoff wrote much of his music.
1918– ) USA See Bach , C. P. E .; Bach , J. S. Sergei Rachmaninoff ( 1873–1943 ) USA , born Russia In the art of transcription Rachmaninoff was in his happiest vein . Not only did his profound and practical command of the piano enable ...
Author: Maurice Hinson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
March 2001 (cloth 1981)192 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 paper 0-253-21456-4 $19.95 s
The wonderfully engaging product of their labours masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative. Almost half a century after it first appeared, this volume remains essential reading.
Author: Sergei Bertensson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Throughout his career as composer, conductor, and pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was an intensely private individual. When Bertensson and Leyda's 1956 biography appeared, it lifted the veil of secrecy on several areas of Rachmaninoff's life, especially concerning the genesis of his compositions and how he was affected by their critical reception.These pages are fabulously peopled. Here we find the Tchaikovsky brothers, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Glazunov, and Stravinsky, as well as Chekhov, Stanislavsky, Chaliapin, Fokine, Hofmann, and Horowitz.This biography reflects direct consultation with a number of people who knew Rachmaninoff, worked with him, and corresponded with him. Even with the availabilty of such sources and full access to the Rachmaninoff Archive at the Library of Congress, Bertensson, Leyda, and Satina (Rachmaninoff's cousin and sister-in-law) were tireless in their pursuit of privately held documents, particularly correspondence. The wonderfully engaging product of their labours masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative. Almost half a century after it first appeared, this volume remains essential reading.
Pianist. Education: Special music college in Kishinev, Moldavia; Gnessin Institute of Art, Moscow, Russia. ... Stravinsky, piano, solo; R Strauss; Dvorak; Milhaud; Webern; Schoenbeig; Bartok; Rachmaninoff; Prakofietf, chamber music; ...
Author: David M. Cummings
Publisher: Psychology Press
This music reference contains biographical details of over 8000 composers, musicians, singers, arrangers, writers, conductors, soloists and managers. The revised appendices section includes listings of orchestras, opera companies, music libraries, music orgnizations and societies worldwide.
Author: Library of Congress
A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.