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Extractions: Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), born in Oneg, Russia, was an excellent pianist, perhaps an even better composer. His work is revered for enormous complexity and figurations as well as sweeping use of melody and tone color. After years of private lessons with Nikolai Zverev, Rachmaninoff entered the Moscow Conservatory of Music, studying under Alexander Siloti. While there he won many prizes for both performance and composition. Works from the period include his famous Prelude in C-sharp minor, his one act opera Aleko, and his first symphony in D-minor. He published his first piano concerto when he was only 18 years old. When the premiere of his first symphony failed, Rachmaninoff fell into a severe depression and was unable to compose. After some struggle (helped by one Dr. Nikolai Dahl and by a great visit to London), he was able to write his most popular Piano Concerto, no. 2 in C-minor. In 1909, Rachmaninoff completed what is commonly referred to as the "Nightmare Concerto." Written for his tour of a United States, this Piano Concerto in D-minor is over forty-five minutes in length! Because of its complexity, scope, and overall difficulty, it is often considered his magnum opus.
Extractions: Concert Review Rachmaninoff, Sergei Piano Concerto No. 2 in C-Minor, Op. 18. Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14. Ruth Laredo, Pianist. The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Garcia Barrios, Conductor. Majestic Theater, San Antonio, Texas, 16 October 1997. Ruth Laredo's rendering of Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto was excellent, and as this was the first time I heard it live, I was glad that it was she who was playing it. Although her reading of the score was a bit more formal than, say, a Rubinstein or Bolet, Laredo has this quality not much unlike Alexis Weissenberg does in the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto recording he made with Georges Pretre and the Chiacago Symphony in 1968. Her performance evokes in the listener a tenderness of feeling, especially in the second movement, that is not apparent in most performances. Most play this as though it is a musical cliche. Laredo, on the other hand, strikes every note as though each were a precious drop of a rare wine flowing from her fingertips, very sensuous and very dolcissimo . She plays the concerto with that quality of care few others even imagine possible - she can read the notes between the lines that elude other pianists. Further, she masterfully builds towards the climax in the third movement very forcefully, yet not pedantically; for her, this is no one-dimensional piece.
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Extractions: Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilyevich [syirg A u s E E Pronunciation Key Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilyevich As a composer he was strongly influenced by his friend Tchaikovsky . Rachmaninoff's music, particularly his piano compositions, are characterized by their dark and massive chords, whose dramatic effects and strong melodic lines have made them enormously popular. His best-known works are the second (1901) of his four piano concertos, and the Prelude in C Sharp Minor (1892), for piano. Other compositions include Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934), for piano and orchestra; an orchestral tone poem, The Isle of the Dead The Bells (1913), for chorus and orchestra; three symphonies; two sacred choral works, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (1910) and Vespers (1915); and many piano pieces and songs.
Extractions: The Rachmaninoff Society 4 Springfield Cottages, New Road, Rotherfield, East Sussex TN6 3JR, England Note: The informaiton shown here is out-off-date and this page is being revised. The Rachmaninoff Society is an international organisation founded in 1990 to encourage and bring into contact all those who appreciate the life and music of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vassilyevich RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943). The aims of the Society are to further research and study of the life and works of Rachmaninoff and to promote greater awareness and appreciation of his music and art. The Society publishes a quarterly Newsletter which contains correspondence, varied articles, CD reviews, news of forthcoming concerts and recordings and members' news and for sale/wants advertisements as well as longer articles and essays of a more technical nature. The Society is proud to have the eminent Russian-born pianist and conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy as President. In addition we are privileged to count as honorary members
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Extractions: Member of The Rachmaninoff Society Much of the information in this page is based on Scott Colebank's (of Prairie Village of Kansas, USA) Discography of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30 . I'm extremely grateful to Mr. Colebank for his research on the Third Concerto and his permission to allow me to create this page based on his research. Please see below for more information about Mr. Colebank's research on the Third Concerto and how you can contact The Rachmaninoff Society These views are my own and do not represent those of The Rachmaninoff Society Mr. Scott Colebank nor the National University of Singapore . Kindly send your views and comments to Kar-Gee, Tan . This is my first-ever attempt to create an HTML page and I hope to be able to improve on it in terms of contents and presentation. So, your suggestions and constructive criticism will be kindly appreciated. The Third (as it will be known for the rest of this article) was completed as a major composition which Rachmaninoff would "show off" in New York in 1909 during his first concert tour of USA. He wrote the work in the peace of his family's country estate, Ivanovka, and it was completed on 23 September 1909 (Julian Calendar).
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Sergei Rachmaninoff -- Britannica Student Encyclopedia rachmaninoff, sergei. Britannica sergei rachmaninoff discovered the vital role his homeland had played in his composition. Although he continued performing as a concert pianist http://www.britannica.com/ebi/article?eu=298718&source=SEO
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Extractions: Russian Composer 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, however because of his natural gift he did not bother to study. To solve his discipline problem Rachmaninoff moved to Moscow to live with Nikolai Zvereff of the Moscow Conservatory, 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 and received 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 only five days before his seventieth birthday. During his career Rachmaninoff wrote some 145 compositions. If you are aware of books, movies, databases, web sites or other information sources about
Composer Biography - Rachmaninoff, Sergei sergei rachmaninoff. Upcoming Events Leif Ove Andsnes plays rachmaninoff 10/27/200410/30 1873;d. Beverley Hills, 28 March 1943), Russian composer and pianist. http://www.sfsymphony.org/templates/router.asp?nodeid=216&strchar=M
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Extractions: Sergei Rachmaninov Biography Sergei Rachmaninov, also Sergey Rachmaninov or Sergei Rachmaninoff, (April 1, 1873 - March 28, 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Born in Semyonovo, near Novgorod into a wealthy family with a strong military background, Rachmaninov 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 Rachmaninov studied at the conservatory, before going on to Moscow, where he studied piano with Nikolay Zverev and Alexander Siloti. 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 Rachmaninov's most popular piece for solo piano. Rachmaninov'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 Rachmaninov. The bad reception led to a nervous breakdown and complete loss of self-confidence for Rachmaninov. 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 Rachmaninov dedicated to Dahl. The piece was very well received at its premiere, for which Rachmaninov 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: Rachmaninov Piano Sheet Music Piano Sheet Music is very usefull to any musician. With the proper piano sheet music a pianist can learn to play better, or improve his/her repertoire by adding new and interesting songs and pieces. Use the search button below to find all the piano sheet music you will ever need. Have fun with all your new piano sheet music!! Budget Shipping FREE on all piano sheet music orders over $25 Browse by the composer of the piano sheet music Bach sheet music Balakirev sheet music Beethoven sheet music Brahms sheet music ... Tchaikovsky sheet music Artist Song Name Composer Composition Instrument Sergei Rachmaninoff: Eighteenth Variation Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, arranged by Hermene Eichorn. For solo piano. From "Rhapsodie on a Theme of Paganini". Format: piano solo single. Romantic Period. D Major. 5 pages. 9x12 inches. Published by Warner Brothers.
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Extractions: Home About Biography Research ... Forum Research into the life and works of the Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. Dear readers, Newly reviewed in this update: Richters famous recording of the second piano concerto. By the way, Rachmaninoffs anniversary reminded me that summer is just around the corner! Enjoy your reading, and see you soon! BB CD review - Richter - Piano Concerto No 2 (22 April 2004)
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Extractions: Main Page See live article Alphabetical index Sergei Rachmaninov , also Sergey Rachmaninov or Sergei Rachmaninoff April 1 March 28 ) was a Russian composer pianist and conductor Born in Semyonovo, near Novgorod into a wealthy family with a strong military background, Rachmaninov 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 Rachmaninov studied at the conservatory , before going on to Moscow , where he studied piano with Nikolay Zverev and Alexander Siloti. 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 Rachmaninov's most popular piece for solo piano. Rachmaninov'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 Rachmaninov. The bad reception led to a nervous breakdown and complete loss of self-confidence for Rachmaninov. 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 Rachmaninov dedicated to Dahl. The piece was very well received at its premiere, for which Rachmaninov played the solo part himself, and remains one of his most popular compositions, gaining some fame from its use in the
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Extractions: Brilliant composer, talented pianist, and control-demanding conductor, Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on a family estate near Novgorod, Russia. His father and grandfather were already very good amateur pianists, thus Sergei followed in their footsteps, as he began piano lessons at a very young age. Although he was born with that musical exposure, he was expected to go on to military school for a career there. At the age of nine, Rachmaninoff traveled to St. Petersburg due to his father's ill judgement with money, as he lost the family fortune. There, Sergei entered as a scholarship student at the conservatory. However, Rachmaninoff was not a good student, as he often cut class and wandered about the grand city, sometimes even spending his time at the skating rink. His grandmother always took him to church services, where he admired the singing and the tolling of the bells. Even though he deeply enjoyed music, his teachers foresaw no such relation for him with music. Later, however, when he entered the Moscow conservatory at fifteen, he discovered new horizons when he added composition to his piano playing. At Moscow, Rachmaninoff lived at the home of his teacher, the great Nicolai Zverev, who supervised every detail of his students' lives. There, Rachmaninoff met and played for many giant figures of Russia, including Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky , who became his musical idol.
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Extractions: The composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff is considered the last in the great tradition of Russian romantic composers. He was born Apr. 1 (N.S.), 1873, at his family's estate, Semyonovo, in the Russian province of Novgorod. At about the age of 5, he began piano studies with his mother. In 1882 he entered the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, but he transferred 3 years later to the Moscow Conservatory. There he studied under the rigorous supervision of Nikolai Zverev, through whom he met many of the most important Russian composers of the time. Tchaikovsky , especially, exercised a major influence on him. He graduated in piano in 1891 and in composition with the Great Gold Medal in 1892.