Extractions: SERGI VASSILIEVITCH RACHMANINOV April 1 nd Rachmaninov, Sergei Vassilievich (1873 1943), Russian pianist and composer, born Oneg, Novgorod, of the old Russian landed gentry. From the age of 9 to 11 he studied in St Petersburg Conservatory, afterwards at Moscow Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Zverev, Yaneiev, Arensky and Siloti. After a few years he began to give music lessons for a living. He composed an opera, Aleko, for his final examination and obtained the gold medal in 1892. He taught at the Maryinski Institute in Moscow, 1893-6, and conducted private opera in Moscow for Mamontov, 1897-8. The failure of his first Symphony in St Petersburg appears to have depressed him greatly, but in London in 1899 he recovered his spirits when he played and conducted works of his own with success. On his return to Moscow his old despondency returned until 1901, when he was cured by treatment. It was then that he wrote his second piano concerto, in C minor, the preludes for piano and some songs. He conducted the Moscow opera from 1904 to 1906, and then spent 2 years in Dresden, with touring intervals. In Dresden he composed his second symphony, in E minor (1907), the first sonata for piano, the symphonic poem for orchestra
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Extractions: Born in Semyonovo, near Novgorod into a wealthy family with a strong military background, Rachmaninoff had his first piano lessons with his mother at the family estate at Oneg. After a decline in their fortunes, the family moved to Saint Petersburg where Rachmaninoff studied at the conservatory, before going on to Moscow, where he studied piano with Nikolay Zverev and Alexander Siloti (a student of Franz Liszt and Rachmaninoff's cousin). He also studied harmony with Anton Arensky and counterpoint with Sergei Taneyev. While still a student he wrote this one act opera Aleko, and the set of piano pieces, Op. 3, which contains the Prelude in C sharp minor, probably Rachmaninoff's most popular piece for solo piano. Rachmaninoff's first symphony was premiered in 1897, but was a complete flop with the critics. Some have suggested that this was as much due to the conducting of Alexander Glazunov, who may have been drunk, as it was to Rachmaninoff. The bad reception led to a nervous breakdown and complete loss of self-confidence for Rachmaninoff. He wrote very little music until he began a course of therapy with Nikolai Dahl. The result of these sessions was the Piano Concerto No. 2, which Rachmaninoff dedicated to Dahl. The piece was very well received at its premiere, for which Rachmaninoff played the solo part himself, and remains one of his most popular compositions, gaining some fame from its use in the film Brief Encounter.
Extractions: These celebrated performances of the 2nd and 3rd piano concertos of Sergei Rachmaninov were among several outstanding recordings from the American pianist Byron Janis (born 1928), made for the American audiophile classical label, Mercury Living Presence. Accompanying the Pennsylvanian-born virtuoso was one of MLP's principal conductors, Hungarian-born Antal Dorati (1906-88), directing the London Symphony Orchestra in No. 3, recorded in Watford Town Hall in 1961, and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in No. 2 , recorded in the Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, in April 1960. The disc is completed by two short Rachmaninov solo piano works, including the ever-popular C sharp minor Prelude. The performances rapidly attained classic status.
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Extractions: Yuli Turovsky: cello The record that I propose this month is not certainly the last novelty because it was issued in 1984, but until Ive listened it for the first time some years ago, it pleasantly impressed me, making appreciate to be one of those works that minor perhaps only for their diffusion reveal themselves to be a kind of hidden pearl in the wide production of a musician. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini , the preludes for solo piano. His chamber music is certainly less known and diffuse, but in it anyhow the art of the Russian composer is reflected maybe in a more terse manner than in the more famous works where its even too much evident the virtuosity mostly the piano one sometime even too much emphatic and manifested. We can consider these two trios as a kind of revealing miniatures of Rachmaninovs purer art who, free from demonstrative aims and expressive needs, infuses his own rich melodic inspiration and all his own lyric fervour perfectly fit to describe the "elegiac" character of the two trios. The first one, composed in 1892 and issued only after the death of its composer, develops in a single movement in which its constant the contraposition between the two strings that usually play themes and variations and the piano which it looks like improvising in jazz style creating scales and moments of rare suggestion. Very interesting the beginning of the trio with the piano that for the only time plays the melody, then taken up by the violin, while the two strings with fast touches almost seem searching for the tuning. The tone is really
Records: Sergei Rachmaninov's Songs | Feb 6, 1998 Records sergei rachmaninov s Songs. By Andrew Guenzer The redeeming featureof the disc is the performance of pianist Semion Skigin, who plays with http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxv/2.6.98/ae/songs.html
Extractions: The Planet of Sound. Sergei Rachmani-nov is best known for a few over-recorded war-horses, such as his Piano Concertos 2 and 3 (the latter was featured in the movie Shine ), and his Second Symphony. Yet the Russian master was a prolific composer, writing in nearly every genre. Beyond his best-known works, much of his catalog is forgotten today. This is our great loss, as there are some truly sublime gems in that unknown canon. This disc gives credence to that claim with its selection of 24 short songs which hold up to the most delicate and tender lieder of Mahler, Wolf, and Brahms. The redeeming feature of the disc is the performance of pianist Semion Skigin, who plays with tender understanding throughout. The true worth and promise of this music shows in his playing, and my only hope is that these songs will be recorded by a singer with a more suitable voice and greater artistry. (BMG) [About the Yale Herald] [About Yale Herald Online] [This Week's Issue] [Search the Archives]
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Extractions: Sergei Rachmaninov international festival opens in Veliky Novgorod The Sergei Rachmaninov international festival opens today in Veliky Novgorod, an ancient city in Russia's North-west. It is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninov /1873-1943/ who was born in this city.
Extractions: Home About Biography Research ... Forum Research into the life and works of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. Dear readers, Substantial books about Rachmaninoff dont come along very often, but one has just been published: its called Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings by Max Harrison. It will be reviewed here in the next update. BB 17 July 2005 Previous editorials CD review - Ashkenazy - Moments Musicaux (17 July 2005) CD review Concert review - Grimaud - Piano Concero No 2 (25 June 2005) Get a short newsletter by email when the web site is updated: Your email address: Home About Biography Research ... Forum
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Extractions: It is tempting to explain Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov's lifelong outward stoicism, the icy demeanor he always exhibited when performing, as a protective mechanism acquired slowly and painfully in his youth, when one difficulty after another presented itself to a sensitive, naturally withdrawn young man who was nevertheless determined to make his way in the world as a musician. He had little help from his parents. His father squandered the famiIy fortune so quickly that Sergey was only nine years old when he saw the estate at Novgorod where they had lived, the last of their property, auctioned off to pay debts. By that time Rachmaninov was studying piano with his cousin Alexander Ziloti and composing prolifically. He would endure further hardships, but at least his genius was also being recognized, and he began to gather champions to his cause. An early convert was the older composer Peter Tchaikovsky, who attended the performance of his graduation piece, the opera Aleko. Tchaikovsky was to have conducted another early Rachmaninov work, the symphonic fantasy The Rock , but he died before being able to do so (Rachmaninov responded by writing an Elegiac Trio in his memory). Another ambitious early work. the
Extractions: Portrait of Sergey Rachmaninoff by Konstantin Somov Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff Russian Sergej Vasil'eviÄ Rahmaninov April 1 March 28 ) was a Russian composer pianist , and conductor . (Alternative spellings for his name include Sergey or Serge and Rachmaninov Rachmaninow or Rakhmaninov , all transliterations of , his name in Cyrillic . "Sergei Rachmaninoff" was the spelling Rachmaninoff himself used while living in the West . It follows the generally accepted transliteration conventions of that era and is how he signed his name throughout the latter half of his life, including when he became a United States citizen.) While his reputation as composer only came later in life, Rachmaninoff's skill as pianist was well-known and highly respected; he often performed his own works as soloist. He was one of the greatest pianists of his generation, having legendary technical facilities and rhythmic drive, and his large hands were able to cover an interval of twelfth on the piano. Many recordings were made by the Victor Talking Machine Company recording label of him performing his own music as well as works from the standard repertoire.
Extractions: (Redirected from Rachmaninoff Portrait of Sergey Rachmaninoff by Konstantin Somov Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff Russian Sergej Vasil'eviÄ Rahmaninov April 1 March 28 ) was a Russian composer pianist , and conductor . (Alternative spellings for his name include Sergey or Serge and Rachmaninov Rachmaninow or Rakhmaninov , all transliterations of , his name in Cyrillic . "Sergei Rachmaninoff" was the spelling Rachmaninoff himself used while living in the West . It follows the generally accepted transliteration conventions of that era and is how he signed his name throughout the latter half of his life, including when he became a United States citizen.) While his reputation as composer only came later in life, Rachmaninoff's skill as pianist was well-known and highly respected; he often performed his own works as soloist. He was one of the greatest pianists of his generation, having legendary technical facilities and rhythmic drive, and his large hands were able to cover an interval of twelfth on the piano. Many recordings were made by the