The Rachmaninov Lover's Home Page Satina, and the eventual birth of two children, Sergey Rachmaninov began to enjoy international acclaim as a pianist, conductor, and composer. http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
The Musical Times Sergei Rachmaninov 1873-1943 Sergei Rachmaninov 18731943. Sergei Vassilievitch Rachmaninov, at Beverley Hills, California, on ' In 1909 he toured in America as http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Sergei Rachmaninov Sergei Rachmaninov (18731943) for piano and Taneyev and Arensky for composition, graduating with distinction as both pianist and composer (the http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
The Sergei Rachmaninoff Web Pages Archives Sergei Vassilievitch Rachmaninoff was born on April 2, 1873 at Oneg, Novgorod, Russia. He died in Beverly Hills, California, March 28, 1943. In http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Sergei Rachmaninov sergei rachmaninov (18731943) During this period, however, he was active asa pianist on both sides of the Atlantic (though never again in Russia). http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/rachmaninov.html
Extractions: Country: Russia/USA Detailed Information about Introduction (born Semyonovo, 1 April 1873; died Beverley Hills, 28 March 1943). He studied at the Moscow Conservatory (1885-92) under Zverev (where Skryabin was a fellow pupil) and his cousin Ziloti for piano and Taneyev and Arensky for composition, graduating with distinction as both pianist and composer (the opera Aleko , given at the Bol'shoy in 1893, was his diploma piece). During the ensuing years he composed piano pieces (including his famous c-sharp Minor Prelude), songs and orchestral works, but the disastrous premiere in 1897 of his Symphony no.1, poorly conducted by Glazunov, brought about a creative despair that was not dispelled until he sought medical help in 1900: then he quickly composed his Second Piano Concerto. Meanwhile he had set out on a new career as a conductor, appearing in Moscow and London; he later was conductor at the Bol'shoy, 1904-6. By this stage, and most particularly in the Piano Concerto no.2, the essentials of his art had been assembled: the command of the emotional gesture conceived as lyrical melody extended from small motifs, the concealrnent behind this of subtleties in orchestration and structure, the broad sweep of his lines and forms, the predominant melancholy and nostalgia, the loyalty to the finer Russian Romanticism inherited from
ClassicalPlus Composer - Sergei Rachmaninov Sergey Rachmaninoff rachmaninov. (Born; Semyonovo, 1 April 1873; Died; Russian composer and pianist. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory (188592) http://classicalplus.gmn.com/composers/composer.asp?id=72
DISCOVERCLASSICS.com The words of the Polish pianist Josif Hofman Steel in his hands, gold in hisheart could not rachmaninov, sergei Piano Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28 http://www.discoverclassics.com/index.php?do=pv&pid=36
DISCOVERCLASSICS.com Lyubov Timofeyeva is a classical pianist with a rare ability to share the beauty and rachmaninov, sergei PRELUDE Op.32 No.11 Timofeyeva, Lyubov (piano) http://www.discoverclassics.com/index.php?do=dv&did=105
Rachmaninov, Sergei Vasilevich rachmaninov, sergei Russian composer and pianist, sergei rachmaninov, who belongedto the Russian romantic tradition. Devastated by the poor reception to http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011596.html
Extractions: Or search the encyclopaedia: Rachmaninov, Sergei Vasilevich Russian composer and pianist, Sergei Rachmaninov, who belonged to the Russian romantic tradition. Devastated by the poor reception to his Symphony No 1 in D Minor in St Petersburg, he stopped composing for three years, but returned to composition when his Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor was internationally acclaimed. Russian composer, conductor, and pianist. After the 1917 Revolution he emigrated to the USA. His music is melodious and emotional and includes operas, such as Francesca da Rimini (1906), three symphonies, four piano concertos, piano pieces, and songs. Among his other works are the Prelude in C-Sharp Minor (1892) and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934) for piano and orchestra.
Extractions: In the film Richter, the Enigma , there is a brief shot of large Russian church bells being rung from their steeples, emanating dull-toned "bong, bong"s that sound as though rising straight from the earth. Eventually, the bells synchronize, and the opening notes of Sergei Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto fade in at the same tempo as the bells. The imagery and sound of those bells are an uncanny match for what has become one of the most famous piano concerti ever written, and serve as a reminder that, above all, Rachmaninov's music is Russian to the core. Many of his melodies, such as the stirring string theme that follows those opening bell-like tollings, follow the same pattern as Russian Orthodox chants. Pianist Howard Shelley commented in an interview printed in International Piano Quarterly that when he visited a cathedral in St. Petersburg during a service, he heard the entire congregation recite these incredibly long chants. With this sound resonating through the building, the smell of incense in the air and the sight of the clergy in their ornate vestments, Shelley realized how all-embracing such experiences must have been for Rachmaninov, not only in terms of his melodic thinking, but also in his general mood.
Extractions: - Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov There have been so many couplings of these concertos done in recent years, and yet it is not often that we get a woman pianist at the keyboard. If I am not mistaken the last lady pianist to do so was Zilberstein on DG (439 930-2). Noriko Ogawa's other discs in her discography have consisted of Takemitsu piano music (BIS 805) and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (BIS 905 - to be reviewed soon), which has been received warmly and widely by her peers and reviewers alike. Noriko Ogawa came to prominence when she walked away with the Third Prize in the prestigious Leeds Competition of 1987 and has since played with the leading orchestras of Europe. This puts her in the same echelons as pianists like Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia. I had the honour of listening to her "live" rendition of the Emperor Concerto by Beethoven last year with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra ( Click here for review ) and I must say that it was one of the most exhilarating renditions I have heard in a long time. She has this ability to play with a certain sense of controlled recklessness which makes her interesting to hear "live".
Extractions: Charles Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist In Sixty Exercises For The Piano (Complete) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1/Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 (2 Piano Score) Sergei Rachmaninov: A Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini - 18th Variation Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 Op.30 (2 Piano Score) ... Back to Top
Sleeve Notes - Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos sergei rachmaninov (18731943). The Piano Concertos This central phase iscadenza-like both for the pianist in its swirling toccata figurations and http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/notes/67501-N.asp
Extractions: SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943) Excerpts from the sleeve notes Stephen Hough writes One of the first LPs I was given as a small child starting to learn the piano included Rachmaninovs miraculous 1921 recording of his transcription of Fritz Kreislers Liebesleid. From that moment a door opened for me into a pianistic world where I immediately felt at home. A few years later I was given his recordings of his concertos, long before I heard anyone else play them, and when I did eventually hear some modern performances I was genuinely puzzled. Where was the characteristic rubato of the composers playing? Where were the flexible, fluent tempos, always pushing forward with ardour? Where were the teasing, shaded inner-voices forming chromatically shifting harmonic counterpoint to the melody? And what about the portamento slides in the strings? It was like eating a traditional dish far from home and missing the correct ingredients. What is a pesto sauce without parmesan? What is sushi with brown rice? It would be of no service to the music and of little artistic interest to try simply to copy the composers recorded performances. What is important is to understand and to become fluent in the pianistic language of that time both of Rachmaninov and of his contemporaries who, though unique individuals, shared many common turns of phrase so that we can then speak or sing our own personal words with an authentic vocabulary and intonation.