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Rachmaninoff : life, works, recordings

Author: Max Harrison
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachmaninoff's reputation now seems confirmed as one of the great figures of classical music yet there is relatively little written about his music and recordings. This book provides a unified biography of Rachmaninoff covering his life, works and performances. It offers a full analysis of his works and a complete account of his careers as a distinguished conductor, composer and concert pianist.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sergei Rachmaninoff; Sergej V Rachmaninov
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Harrison
ISBN: 0826453449 9780826453440
OCLC Number: 58554200
Description: vi, 422 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before the beginning --
The family breaks up --
Zveref and Moscow --
Composition starts --
The break with Zveref --
To Ivanovka --
More compositions --
Towards graduation --
Aleko and the graduation --
First moves as 'free artist' --
More productions and Tchaikovsky's death --
The long road to Symphony No. 1 --
A symphony misunderstood --
London visit, Moscow cure --
The Crimea, Italy, Concerto No. 2 --
Composition continues and there is a marriage --
Variations, preludes, a child is born --
Two operas --
An abortive revolution, the operas produced --
Sonata, symphony, part of an opera --
The isle of the dead and Concerto No. 3 --
American and the liturgy --
1910, more preludes, more conducting --
Études-tableaux, Marietta Shaginian, more songs --
The bells and a last sonata --
World War I, all-night vigil, last songs --
Final music in Russia, escape from Petrograd --
The expatriate artist: first concerts, first recordings --
Rachmaninoff fully established --
Another two seasons, more recordings --
Concerto No. 4, Chansons Russes --
Rachmaninoff the pianist --
Classic recordings and orchestration by another --
Senar and LaFolia --
Rapsodie and symphony --
Four more seasons, major recordings --
Symphonic dances --
Last recordings, a final tour --
Envoi.
Responsibility: Max Harrison.

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Rachmaninoff's reputation now seems confirmed as one of the great figures of classical music yet there is relatively little written about his music and recordings. This book provides a unified biography of Rachmaninoff covering his life, works and performances. It offers a full analysis of his works and a complete account of his careers as a distinguished conductor, composer and concert pianist.

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