Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

by Robert Cunningham
     
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a renowned composer, pianist, and conductor. Because he was a member of the Russian aristocracy, he fled the country after the tsar's abdication, and eventually relocated in the United States. Many of his compositions are for piano, yet he also composed orchestral and symphony works, three operas, choral and liturgical works, some chamber

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Sergei Rachmaninoff was a renowned composer, pianist, and conductor. Because he was a member of the Russian aristocracy, he fled the country after the tsar's abdication, and eventually relocated in the United States. Many of his compositions are for piano, yet he also composed orchestral and symphony works, three operas, choral and liturgical works, some chamber works, and numerous songs. This guide catalogues his numerous works and performances, provides a detailed bibliography, and includes a discography of recordings released within the last half-century.

Cross-referenced throughout, this volume should appeal to music and Rachmaninoff scholars who are looking for a comprehensive guide to further research.

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Briefly reviews the composer's life, then supplies basic data about the composer's works and their performances. Entries for each work give catalog reference numbers, composition date, publication date, key, duration, significant related items in the bibliography, and major modern editions. Each entry for a work is followed by entries for its premier and other significant performances. The bibliography section is divided into 13 subsections on reference books, biographies, analyses of works, interviews, and reviews. The discography includes recordings of Rachmaninoff's music released within the last half-century. Cunningham is a musician and composer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313309076
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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