Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff , Sergei ( Vasil'yevich ) . ” H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie , eds . , The New Grove Dictionary of American Music . London : Macmillan , 1986. 4 : 2-3 . A brief , largely biographical account , drawing heavily upon ...

Author: Robert Cunningham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 349

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Provides a comprehensive view of the work of Sergei Rachmaninoff including a bibliography, discography, and a brief biography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Most recently , for example : Robert Threlfall and Geoffrey Norris , A Catalogue of the Compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff ( London , 1982 ) , that vade mecum of Rachmaninoff studies ; Barrie Martyn , Rachmaninoff : Composer , Pianist ...

Author: Sergei Bertensson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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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.
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The Great Piano Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Great Piano Works of Sergei Rachmaninoff

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Born : April 1 , 1873 — Oneg , Russia Died : March 28 , 1943 — Beverly Hills , California and abandoned composition for almost three years . In 1900 , however , he began work on his second Piano Concerto , which ...

Author: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457400219

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Titles include the famous '18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini,' along with selected transcriptions ('The Bumble-Bee,' 'Minuet' from L'Arlesienne Suite, and 'Liebeslied'). Etude-Tableau, Moment Musicals, Preludes, other individual pieces, and the complete 'Variations on a Theme of Chopin' round out this unique collection that is not available from any other publisher. This publication contains 29 pieces.
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Rachmaninoff and His World

Rachmaninoff and His World

Prokofiev's diary entry of 3/16 November 1916, in Sergei Prokof'yev, Dnevnik, 2 vols. (Paris: sprkfv, 2002), 2:623. It might be added that the performer—and dedicatee—of Rachmaninoff's Opus 38, Nina Koshetz, was a love interest to both ...

Author: Philip Ross Bullock

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226823744

Category: Music

Page: 384

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A biography of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, published in collaboration with the Bard Music Festival. One of the most popular classical composers of all time, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) has often been dismissed by critics as a conservative, nostalgic holdover of the nineteenth century and a composer fundamentally hostile to musical modernism. The original essays collected here show how he was more responsive to aspects of contemporary musical life than is often thought, and how his deeply felt sense of Russianness coexisted with an appreciation of American and European culture. In particular, the essays document his involvement with intellectual and artistic circles in prerevolutionary Moscow and how the form of modernity they promoted shaped his early output. This volume represents one of the first serious explorations of Rachmaninoff’s successful career as a composer, pianist, and conductor, first in late Imperial Russia, and then after emigration in both the United States and interwar Europe. Shedding light on some unfamiliar works, especially his three operas and his many songs, the book also includes a substantial number of new documents illustrating Rachmaninoff’s celebrity status in America.
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Rachmaninoff

Rachmaninoff

Yasser, J., 'Progressive Tendencies in Rachmaninoff's music' in Tempo, winter 1951/2. Rachmaninoff to Yasser, 30 Apr. 1935. 'Vladimir Horowitz introduced by Phillip Ramey' in The Chicago SunTimes, 29 Nov. 1977. Culshaw, John, Sergei ...

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752472423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The musical child of Russia's golden age, Sergei Rachmaninoff, was the last great romantic. Scorned by the musical establishment until very recently, his music received hostile reviews from critics and other composers. Conversely, it never failed to find widespread popular acclaim. Michael Scott's book investigates Rachmaninoff's intense and often melodramatic life, following him from imperial Russia to his years of exile as a wandering virtuoso and his death in Beverley Hills during the Second World War, worn out by his punishing schedule.
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An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine 1883 1957 Part 2

An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine  1883 1957  Part 2

... Aug54 : 14 Rachmaninoff , Sergei , 1873–1943 Appreciations of Rachmaninoff from Famous Musicians in America ... Feb55 : 20 How Russian Students Work ( Interview with Sergei Rachmaninoff ) , May23 : 298 Interpretation Depends on ...

Author: Pamela Richardson Dennis

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895797186

Category: Reference

Page: 1364

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Annotation: The Index is published in two physical volumes and sold as a set for $250.00. As America's geography and societal demands expanded, the topics in The Etude magazine (first published in 1883) took on such important issues as women in music; immigration; transportation; Native American and African American composers and their music; World War I and II; public schools; new technologies (sound recordings, radio, and television); and modern music (jazz, gospel, blues, early 20th century composers) in addition to regular book reviews, teaching advice, interviews, biographies, and advertisements. Though a valued source particularly for private music teachers, with the de-emphasis on the professional elite and the decline in salon music, the magazine ceased publication in 1957. This Index to the articles in The Etude serves as a companion to E. Douglas Bomberger's 2004 publication on the music in The Etude. Published a little over fifty years after the final issue reached the public, this Index chronicles vocal and instrumental technique, composer biographies, position openings, department store orchestras, the design of a successful music studio, how to play an accordion, recital programs in music schools, and much more. The Index is a valuable tool for research, particularly in the music culture of American in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With titles of these articles available, the doors are now open for further research in the years to come.
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Rachmaninoff Composer Pianist Conductor

 Rachmaninoff  Composer  Pianist  Conductor

S.V. Rakhmaninov i russkaya opera [Rachmaninoff and Russian opera], Moscow, 1947. B/L – Bertensson, Sergei, and Leyda, Jay: Sergei Rachmaninoff,A Lifetime in Music, New York University Press, 1956; George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, ...

Author: Barrie Martyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351552424

Category: Music

Page: 632

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This study is the first to consider all three of Rachmaninoff's careers in detail. After surveying his place in Russian musical history and his creative activity, the author examines, with musical examples, each working chronological order against the background of the composer's life. Among the the many subjects upon which new light is shed are the operas, the songs, and the religious music. Rachmaninoff's remarkable career as a pianist, his style of playing and repertoire are analysed along with his historically important contribution to the gramophone and his work for the reproducing piano. The book includes a survey of his activity as a conductor. There are extensive references to Russian sources and the first appearance of a complete Rachmaninoff disconography is included. This book is the only comprehensive study in any language of the three aspects of Rachmaninoff's musical career and is a stimulating read for music lovers everywhere.
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Dictionary of World Biography The 20th century O Z

Dictionary of World Biography  The 20th century  O Z

Summary Sergei Rachmaninoff's career has all of the pathos of a Romantic novel wherein the hero is at first accepted, then rejected for another lover, undergoes much travail, and is finally reaccepted. After the ups and downs of ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781579580483

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
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The 20th Century O Z

The 20th Century O Z

Summary Sergei Rachmaninoff's career has all of the pathos of a Romantic novel wherein the hero is at first accepted, then rejected for another lover, undergoes much travail, and is finally reaccepted. After the ups and downs of ...

Author: Frank N. Magill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593697

Category: Reference

Page: 1412

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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
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Rachmaninoff s Recollections

Rachmaninoff s Recollections

Sergei Rachmaninoff, the former bard of the Russian wholesale merchants and the bourgeois¦a composer who was played out long ago and whose music is that of an insignificant imitator and reactionary; a former estate owner, who, ...

Author: Oskar von Riesemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317430643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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This book, first published in 1934, contains the recollections of the varied and coloured life of a great pianist and composer, who is one of the most striking figures of the musical world. Rachmaninoff dictated his memoires to the author of this book, and much of the story is therefore told in the first person. The final chapter is Riesemann’s own contribution. It is an estimate of Rachmaninoff’s qualities as composer; it shows knowledge of all his more important works; and it shows discrimination. The whole book is an authoritative and interesting study of a popular artist.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography