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.
About the Author
ROBERT E. CUNNINGHAM, JR. is a pianist, violinist, and composer. While pursuing an extensive and distinguished career in information technology, he remained active as a performer and composer, eventually acquiring a master's degree in composition from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in music theory from Florida State University.
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Works and Preformances
Appendix 1; Rachmaninoff's Works by Preformance Medium
Appendix 2: Rachmaninoff's Recorded Repertoire
Appendix 3: Abbreviations and Acronyms