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dc.contributor.other Sergei Rachmaninoff es
dc.contributor.other Nils Franke es
dc.coverage.spatial West Sussex, England es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T04:07:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T04:07:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/600
dc.description.abstract Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninov, born in Semyonovo, Russia, on April 1, 1873, is today remembered as one of the most formidable pianists of all time and the last truly great composer in the Russian Romantic tradition. Rachmaninov came from a music-loving, land-owning family; young Sergey's mother fostered the boy's innate talent by giving him his first piano lessons. After a decline in the family fortunes, the Rachmaninovs moved to St. Petersburg, where Sergey studied with Vladimir Delyansky at the Conservatory. As his star continued to rise, Sergey went to the Moscow Conservatory, where he received a sound musical training: piano lessons from the strict disciplinarian Nikolay Zverev and Alexander Siloti (Rachmaninov's cousin), counterpoint with Taneyev, and harmony with Arensky. During his time at the Conservatory, Rachmaninov boarded with Zverev, whose weekly musical Sundays provided the young musician the valuable opportunity to make important contacts and to hear a wide variety of music. As Rachmaninov's conservatory studies continued, his burgeoning talent came into full flower; he received the personal encouragement of Tchaikovsky, and, a year after earning a degree in piano, took the Conservatory's gold medal in composition for his opera Aleko (1892). Early setbacks in his compositional career—particularly, the dismal reception of his Symphony No. 1 (1895)—led to an extended period of depression and self-doubt, which he overcame with the aid of hypnosis. With the resounding success of his Piano Concerto No. 2 (1900-1901), however, his lasting fame as a composer was assured. The first decade of the twentieth century proved a productive and happy one for Rachmaninov, who during that time produced such masterpieces as the Symphony No. 2 (1907), the tone poem Isle of the Dead (1907), and the Piano Concerto No. 3 (1909). On May 12, 1902, the composer married his cousin, Natalya Satina. By the end of the decade, Rachmaninov had embarked on his first American tour, which cemented his fame and popularity in the United States. He continued to make his home in Russia but left permanently following the Revolution in 1917; he thereafter lived in Switzerland and the United States between extensive European and American tours. While his tours included conducting engagements (he was twice offered, and twice refused, leadership of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), it was his astounding pianistic abilities which won him his greatest glory. Rachmaninov was possessed of a keyboard technique marked by precision, clarity, and a singular legato sense. Indeed, the pianist's hands became the stuff of legend. He had an enormous span—he could, with his left hand, play the chord C-E flat-G-C-G—and his playing had a characteristic power, which pianists have described as "cosmic" and "overwhelming." He is, for example, credited with the uncanny ability to discern, and articulate profound, mysterious movements in a musical composition which usually remain undetected by the superficial perception of rhythmic structures. Fortunately for posterity, Rachmaninov recorded much of his own music, including the four piano concerti and what is perhaps his most beloved work, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934). He became an American citizen a few weeks before his death in Beverly Hills, CA, on March 28, 1943. © Michael Rodman, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD26-- Song without Words in D minor ; Lento (c. 1886-87)-- Four Pieces (c. 1887-91) ; Romance in F sharp minor (Andante), Prélude in E flat minor (Allegro), Mélodie in E major (Andante), Gavotte in D major (Liberamente)-- Canon in E minor ; Andante con moto (c. 1889-92)-- Suite in D minor (1890-91) from a lost orchestral original ; Lento (Allegro moderato in D minor), Lento in B minor, Menuetto in F sharp major, Allegro in D major-- Prélude in F major ; Comodo, Più mosso, Tempo I (20 July-1 August 1891)-- Four Improvistions on Themes of Arensky, Glazunov, Teneyev and Rachmaninoff (c.1896-97) ; Moderato in E minor, Allegretto in C major, Allegro scherzando in B flat minor, Lento (Tempo di valse, Tempo di marcia, Tempo del commincio, Largo in F minor)-- Morceau de fantaisie in G minor (Delmo) Liberamente (11-23 January 1899)-- Fughetta in F major ; Moderato (4-16 February 1899)-- Oriental Sketch in B flat major ; Non allegro (14-27 November 1917)-- Piece (Prelude) in D minor ; Andante ma non troppo (Poco più mosso, Tempo I) (14-27 November 1917)-- Fragments in A flat major (Andante semplice, Più mosso, Come prima) (15-28 November 1917)-- The Star-Spangled Banner in B flat major (15 December 1918)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (56 min., 53 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 763386257 es
dc.subject.lcsh Piano Music es
dc.title Rachmaninoff Edition Complete Works es
dc.title.alternative From Russia to America : Miscellany 1886 - 1918 es
dc.title.alternative Desde Rusia a America : Miscelánea 1886 - 1918 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.identifier.classification 5029365907125 es
dc.subject.cdu R.12 es


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