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Rachmaninoff : life, works, recordings

Author: Max Harrison
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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. Here is offered a full analysis of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sergei Rachmaninoff; Sergei Rachmaninoff
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Harrison
ISBN: 0826453449 9780826453440
OCLC Number: 61701531
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Before the Beginning 2. The Family Breaks Up 3. Zveref and Moscow 4. Composition Starts 5. The Break with Zveref 6. To Ivanovka 7. More Compositions 8. Towards Graduation 9. Aleko and the Graduation 10. First Moves as 'Free Artist' 11. More Productions and Tchaikovsky's Death 12. The Long Road to Symphony No. 1 13. A Symphony Misunderstood 14. London Visit, Moscow Cure 15. The Crimea, Italy, Concerto No. 2 16. Composition Concludes and There is a Marriage 17. Variations, Preludes and a Child is Born 18. Two Operas 19. An Abortive Revolution, the Operas Produced 20. Sonata, Symphony, Part of an Opera 21. The Isle of the Dead and a Concerto in D Minor 22. America and the Liturgy
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"[Michael] Scott's (founder, London Opera Society; The Great Caruso) book on pianist-composer Sergey Rachmaninoff [Rachmaninoff] is almost entirely biographical, unlike Barrie Martyn's Rachmaninoff: Read more...

 
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