Rachmaninov, Sergey (1873 - 1943) Sergey rachmaninov embarked on a career in Russia as a composer, pianist and The second of rachmaninov s four piano concertos holds an unchallenged http://www.naxos.com/composer/rachmani.htm
Extractions: After study at the St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories, Sergey Rachmaninov embarked on a career in Russia as a composer, pianist and conductor. Exile from his own country after the Communist Revolution of 1917 forced an increased concentration on performance, as one of the most distinguished pianists of the day, activity that enabled him to support his family but left less time for his work as a composer. For practical reasons he eventually based himself in the United States, while keeping a villa in Switzerland. He died in Beverly Hills in 1943. Orchestral Music The second of Rachmaninov's four piano concertos holds an unchallenged position among romantic works in this form, its popularity closely rivalled by the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, for piano and orchestra. While the Symphonic Dances of 1940 enjoy some popularity, as well as the symphonic poem The Rock and the dark-hued Isle of the Dead, with its recurrent motif from the Latin Requiem Mass, the second of his three numbered symphonies is still more familiar. Recommended Recordings Piano Concerto No. 2 /
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Extractions: As of 15 May 2005, though, we are now being archived under the banner of the Eugene Ormandy Web Pages. I regret that I have had to put one of the greatest composers, pianists and conductors in musical history in mothballs, but time no longer permits me to keep this, the Ormandy website and the Jean Sibelius Web Pages current.
Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos sergei rachmaninov (18731943) This is the best set of rachmaninov PianoConcertos ever recorded. You have no idea how hard I worked not to come to http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/details/67501.asp
Extractions: Ever since we started working with Stephen in 1996 recording these concertos has been on the agenda: its probably been the project closest to his heart. But it took several years before we found the orchestra and conductor that we felt would do justice to this important project. The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianists perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and lets not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone Record of the Year accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more. Apart from the Paganini Rhapsody, recorded after a concert performance, these are essentially live recordings. Over a period of eighteen days eleven concerts were given, with each concerto being played several times. From these we have pieced together an ideal performance free of coughs, noises and the few musical mishaps which occurred, but still capturing the excitement of what was, by common consent, a sensational series of concerts.
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Extractions: The late Russian Romantic composer and piano virtuoso who spent many years in the USA. Rachmaninov developed a musical style all of his own, composing symphonies, works for piano and orchestra, sonatas, choral works and solo keyboard music which includes some of musics most memorable and best-loved themes.
Extractions: Rachmaninov, Sergei (Vasilyevich) b Semyonovo, Starorussky, 1873; d Beverly Hills, Calif., 1943). Russ. composer, pianist, and conductor (Amer. cit. 1943). Entered St Petersburg Cons. 1882; studied pf. with Nikolay Zverev in Moscow, 1885, and began to compose in 1886. Entered Ziloti's pf. class at Moscow Cons. 1888, also studying counterpoint with Taneyev and harmony with Arensky. In 1890 he began to compose his first pf. conc., completing it a year later. In the summer of 1892 he wrote the Prelude in C# minor which became his most celebrated comp. His first opera Aleko The Rock . At this time he lost faith in his power of comp., but was helped by hypnosis treatment from Dr Nikolay Dahl, also an amateur musician, who had many talks on mus. with his patient. A few months later Rachmaninov began his 2nd pf. conc., which was a great success at its f.p. and has remained immensely and rightly popular. The conc. was f.p. in Dec. 1900 without the 1st movt.; the f. complete p. was in April 1901. Thenceforward Rachmaninov comp. fluently. He worked simultaneously on 2 operas
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Composer sergei Vassilyevich Rachmaninoff was the 5th child of a Russian Rachmaninoffgraduated as a pianist in 1891. He won a gold medal for his opera, http://www.dsokids.com/2001/dso.asp?PageID=463
Piano Society - Rachmaninov Biography sergei rachmaninov (1873 1943) rachmaninov was one of the greatest ofpianists, as is proved by his recordings not only of his own concertos but of http://www.pianosociety.com/index.php?id=118
Extractions: There was a time when cycles of standard repertoire came from the "greats" of the industry while the smaller companies delved into lesser-known fare. Curiously, Rachmaninov cycles have recently come from two of the smaller companies which, happily, nonetheless continue their explorations of the byways of music; that by Oleg Marshev and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra under James Loughran on Danacord (
Sergei Rachmaninov sergei rachmaninov (18731943). Piano Trio No. 1 in G Minor Op. Posth. (1892) rachmaninov was undoubtedly one of this centurys greatest pianists, http://www.fuguemasters.com/rachmani.html
Extractions: Sierra Chamber Society Program Notes Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Piano Trio No. 1 in G Minor Op. Posth. (1892) Suite No.2 for Two Pianos Op.17 (1900-01) Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) Piano Trio No. 1 in G Minor Op. Posth. (1892) "I am a Russian composer,and the land of my birth has inevitably influenced my temperament and outlook. My music is the product of my temperament, and so it is Russian music. I never consciously attempt to write Russian music, or any other kind of music, for that matter. I have been strongly influenced by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, but I have never consciously imitated anybody. I try to make my music speak simply and directly that which is in my heart at the time I am composing. If there is love there, or bitterness, or sadness, or religion, these moods become part of my music, and it becomes either beautiful or bitter or sad or religious. For composing music is as much a part of my living as breathing and eating. I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts." The New Book of Modern Composers David Ewen. Knopf. 1961
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Extractions: but a lifetime is not enough for music Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on April 1, 1873, on a large estate near the ancient city of Novgorod, Russia. His father was an army officer and his mother was a wealthy heiress. His father gambled, drank, and squandered his wife's money. He deserted his family when Sergei was nine years old. By all accounts Young Sergei was a problem child, but had an extraordinary talent at the piano. At age nine he entered the College of Music in St. Petersburg. Because of his natural gift, Sergei did not bother to study. To solve his discipline problem Rachmaninoff moved to Moscow to live with Nikolai Zvereff of the Moscow Conservatory. Zvereff was one of the leading music teachers in Russia at the time. In 1892, Rachmaninoff graduated from the conservatory with high honors. In 1909, Rachmaninoff made his first visit to the United States, receiving an enthusiastic welcome. Afterwards, he visited America once every season. Rachmaninoff died on March 28, 1943, only a few weeks after attaining his American citizenship, and five days before his seventieth birthday. During his career Rachmaninoff wrote 145 compositions, including piano concertos and symphonies. If you are aware of books, movies, databases, web sites or other information sources about
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Extractions: SERGEI VASSILYEVITCH RACHMANINOV (1873 - 1943) Sergei Rachmaninov was undoubtedly one of the greatest performers ever and nobody who heard him playing Beethoven'sAppassionata, Chopin's B flat minor sonata or the Liszt transcriptions of Bach readily forgot him. Rachmaninov's father was an aristrocatric landowner who resigned his commission in the Cavalry's Guards of the Imperial Russian Army and retired to his estate in the Novgord district where he became involved in various musical activities. Lyou Boutakovia, Rachmaninov's mother had been born into a wealthy family and was also very interested in music so that when the four year old Sergei decided he wished to play the piano it was his mother who gave him his first piano lessons. Inside two months, Rachmaninov had achieved what a normal child would take two years to accomplish on the piano and was playing quite difficult works to visitors. Soon his mother engaged Anna Ornazkaya, an ex student of the St. John Petersburg Conservatoire as his teacher. Despite his interest in music Rachmaninov's father wanted him to enter the military academy at St Petersburg but his mother was equally insistent that he should go to the Anton Rubinstein Conservatoire in the same city. The matter was resplved when Rachmaninov obtained a scholarship to the conservatoire and as his father had squandered all his money he ws allowed to take it up.
Rachmaninov - SD sergei s peaceful early years were brought to an end by the gross To thosefamiliar only with the piano concertos, rachmaninov s Symphonic Variations http://web.ukonline.co.uk/nso/Rachmaninov_ SD.htm
Extractions: Conductor - James Stobart To those familiar only with the piano concertos, Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Variations" will prove an exhilarating introduction to the rest of his inspiring output. Cast in three colourfully orchestrated and contrasted movements, the music is an apt summary of his life's work. The original titles of "Noon", "Twilight" and "Midnight" were withdrawn by the composer "so as not to give too much away". The first movement has elements of a march surrounding a central episode in an almost Mahlerian "countryside" vein. After a short muted introduction from the brass, the second movement settles into an exhilarating waltz, full of seductive melodies and rhythms. The final movement nods more than briefly at a Spanish idiom with a lyrical middle section of pure Rachmaninov warmth and feeling. Index
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Extractions: Among composers, Rachmaninov looms large. While it seldom transpires that one gains equal distinction as a composer, and a pianist, yet this may be said of Rachmaninov. In the course of the next hundred years or so the excellence of his piano playing will no doubt have become mythical, but the message of his musical compositions for the orchestra, for the voice and for the piano will still remain as cherished treasures of mankind. One fine morning not long ago, I found myself, by appointment, in the spacious studio of Rachmaninov overlooking the Hudson. In this quiet and contemplative room where the master did much of his composing, we talked of many things. In the course of our conversation I asked the master musician from Moscow how he first gained recognition as a composer, for this is one of the most difficult things a young composer has to contend with. S.R.: