Rachmaninov Rachmaninov, Sergei 1873 1943 Russian composer, pianist, and conductor who based the style of his symphonies and other works on the late romanticism of Wagner. http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/music_n2/rachmani.html
Extractions: Russian composer, pianist, and conductor who based the style of his symphonies and other works on the late romanticism of Wagner. He studied in St. Petersburg and Moscow. With the resounding success of his Piano Concerto No. 2 his fame as a composer was assured. He then produced such masterpieces as the Symphony No. 2, the tone poem Isle of the Dead, and the Piano Concerto No. 3 . After his first American tour he continued to make his home in Russia but left permanently following the Revolution in 1917; he thereafter lived in Switzerland and the USA. Rachmaninov was possessed of a keyboard technique marked by precision and clarity and the pianist's hands became the stuff of legend. His later works included four piano concerti and his most beloved work, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. www link : Russian composer who was a master of melancholy moods, emotional outbursts and dramatic climaxes in his music. He studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In his first two years there he had already written his first symphony and the opera "Voyevoda". From 1869 to 1875 he wrote three more operas. After an unhappy love affair he moved to Switzerland to recover and later to Italy. After the production of "The Sleeping Beauty", Tchaikovsky went to Florence to work on his opera "The Queen of Spades" which was produced in St. Petersburg later that year.
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.
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