Extractions: var VerifyCode = "881ba11f7ff8262"; Loading... Done Play OnLine Games Download Games Home Music ... Music ABUSE FORM Short Reason: Posted By : Date : Comments : Rachmaninov Sergei - The Very Best Of (2005) Review: I'm not really reviewing Rachmaninov... I think the titles of the music listed speak for themselves if you know any Rachmaninov. If you don't know any Rachmaninov, I'd suggest you do so pretty quick. Anyway, I got my CD in the mail promptly, but it was buggy. It comes in two CDs... first problem came when trying to copy the music to my computer; the names and data of each song are not loaded onto my CD properly... all the song names on the second disk were the the same as the first, so my computer just overwrote them if that makes any sense, so I had a jumble of pieces and had to end up recopying, etc., yada yada. Second problem is that on some tracks the piece would stop in the middle, unfinished, and go on to the next track. For example, it would be listed as being 4:45 minutes long, but would stop at say, 2:24 in mid-piece and go onto the next track. Bummer. But I don't really know much about CDs, it could just be my copy, who knows. Other than that, what I did get is gorgeous.
Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Rachmaninoff, in his later years, toured the United States extensively, and remained there from 1918 until his death. Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff , also commonly spelled in English as Rachmaninov (1873–1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He was one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, perhaps the last great representative of Romanticism in classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky Rimsky-Korsakov , and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that included a pronounced lyricism, expressive breadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors. The piano features prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output. He made it a point to use his own skills as a performer to explore fully the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Even in his earliest works, he revealed a sure grasp of idiomatic piano writing and a striking gift for melody. Rachmaninoff at age 10 Main article: Youth of Sergei Rachmaninoff Rachmaninoff was born on 1 April ( O.S.
Extractions: As of 15 May 2005, though, we are now being archived under the banner of the Eugene Ormandy Web Pages. I regret that I have had to put one of the greatest composers, pianists and conductors in musical history in mothballs, but time no longer permits me to keep this, the Ormandy website and the Jean Sibelius Web Pages current.
Extractions: in All Albums Biographies Reviews Classical Music Home After study at the St Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories, Sergei Rachmaninov embarked on a career in Russia as a composer, pianist and conductor. Exile from his own country after the Communist Revolution of 1917 forced an increased concentration on performance as one of the most distinguished pianists of the day, activity that enabled him to support his family but left less time for his work as a composer. For practical reasons he eventually based himself in the United States, while keeping a villa in Switzerland. He died in Beverly Hills in 1943. Orchestral Music Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra. While the Symphonic Dances of 1940 enjoy some popularity, as well as the symphonic poem The Rock and the dark-hued Isle of the Dead , with its recurrent motif from the Latin Requiem Mass, the second of his three numbered symphonies is still more familiar. His First Symphony had a disastrous first performance under Glazunov in 1897 but has more to recommend it than critics of the time suggested. Of the other piano concertos, the first, written while he was still a student, proved effective enough; the third, technically demanding for the performer but popular with audiences, is more organically structured than the second; and the fourth, composed abroad in 1926 and revised in 1941, has never found a significant place in solo repertoire.
Extractions: Anyway, I got my CD in the mail promptly, but it was buggy. It comes in two CDs... first problem came when trying to copy the music to my computer; the names and data of each song are not loaded onto my CD properly... all the song names on the second disk were the the same as the first, so my computer just overwrote them if that makes any sense, so I had a jumble of pieces and had to end up recopying, etc., yada yada.
Sergei Rachmaninov - Biography Biography, key works, timeline, recommended recordings, quotes, and suggested further resources from Humanities Web. http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=c&p=a&a=i&id=751
Extractions: IMDb Search All Titles TV Episodes Names Companies Keywords Characters Videos Quotes Bios Plots Go More Register Login Help ... More at IMDbPro Soundtrack Composer Music Department Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2... See full bio Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninov Show all Hide all Show by: Job Type Year Ratings Votes TV Series Genre Keyword Jump to: Soundtrack Composer Writer Archive Footage Hide Show Soundtrack (59 titles) Hereafter One Afternoon (short) The Karate Kid Glee (TV series) Showmance Bedtime Stories MusicalMENT (TV movie) Superhero Movie Spider-Man 3 The History Boys The Exorcism of Emily Rose ... Comedy Lab (TV series) Meet the Magoons Down to Earth Antitrust Forgive Me Father ... Two Women (short) Aleph, lectures contades
Extractions: Sergei Rachmaninov came from a music-loving, land-owning family; young Sergey's mother fostered the boy's innate talent by giving him his first piano lessons. After a decline in the family fortunes, the Rachmaninovs moved to St. Petersburg, where Sergey studied with Vladimir Delyansky at the Conservatory. As his star continued to rise, Sergei went to the Moscow Conservatory, where he received a sound musical training: piano lessons from the strict disciplinarian Nikolay Zverev and Alexander Siloti (Rachmaninov's cousin), counterpoint with Taneyev, and harmony with Arensky. During his time at the Conservatory, Rachmaninov boarded with Zverev, whose weekly musical Sundays provided the young musician the valuable opportunity to make important contacts and to hear a wide variety of music As Sergei Rachmaninov's conservatory studies continued, his burgeoning talent came into full flower; he received the personal encouragement of Tchaikovsky, and, a year after earning a degree in piano, took the Conservatory's gold medal in composition for his opera Aleko (1892). Early setbacks in his compositional career - particularly, the dismal reception of his Symphony No. 1 (1895) - led to an extended period of depression and self-doubt, which he overcame with the aid of hypnosis. With the resounding success of his Piano Concerto No. 2 (1900-1901), however, his lasting fame as a composer was assured. The first decade of the twentieth century proved a productive and happy one for Rachmaninov, who during that time produced such masterpieces as the Symphony No. 2 (1907), the tone poem
Extractions: 4 Springfield Cottages, New Road, Rotherfield, East Sussex TN6 3JR, England Note: The information 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
Rachmaninov, Sergei Rachmaninov, Sergei Repertoire list and information on his/her piano music. http://www.pianopedia.com/cp_17_w_rachmaninov.aspx
Sergei Rachmaninov Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry at the Classical Music Pages with biography, major works, and cause and effects of moving to America with photograph. http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/rachmaninov.html