Sergei Rachmaninoff A Lifetime in Music Sergei Bertensson and Jay Leyda, with the assistance of Sophia Satina With a new introduction by David Butler Cannata An indispensable and captivating document, now back in print! One of Saint Saens piano concertos was so complex and difficult that Saint Saens asked Rachmaninoff to premiere the work rather than Saint Saens himself. Expédié en direct de Grande-Bretagne sous 7 à 10 jours ouvrés. The wonderfully engaging product of their labors masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative. Sophia Satina was Rachmaninoff's sister-in-law and cousin. Since the 1930s, writings about Soviet music — indeed about the Soviet arts more generally — have typically followed two sometimes overlapping traditions. Sergei Bertensson, who knew Rachmaninoff, published other works on music and film, often with a documentary emphasis.
The classic work on Soviet musical life is Boris Schwarz's impressive and even-handed Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia. Used - Very Good, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, Expedited shipping available on this book. Russian Music Studies-Malcolm Hamrick Brown, founding editor. Not Signed; Sergei Rachmaninoff A Lifetime in MusicSergei Bertensson and Jay Leyda, with the assistance of Sophia SatinaWith a new introduction by David Butler CannataAn indispensable and captivating document, now back in print! Pages and cover are clean and intact. The Latin chant 'Dies Irae' 'Day of Wrath' comes from the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead. David Butler Cannata is Professor of Music at Boyer College of Music, Temple University. The authors consulted a number of people who knew Rachmaninoff, who worked with him, and who corresponded with him.
It's written in a chronological order so it is not particularly analytical, but gives a fascinating insight into the life of this composer and his approach to music. Jay Leyda wrote extensively on Russian music and film, as well as on American literature. This new location provided good working conditions and he was inspired to compose several major works in rapid succession: the Second Symphony, the First Piano Sonata, the Third Piano Concerto, a collection of Russian folk songs, and a symphonic poem called The Isle of the Dead. Duties and taxes are responsibility of purchaser. This book provided detailed events and accomplishments throughout the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff who I have followed closely throughout my years of studying music but not teaching Ok, i was looking for this book awhile back.
Almost half a century after it first appeared, this volume remains essential reading. During his time as a young student at Saint Petersburg Conservatory, his parents separated. When Rachmaninoff first came to the United States after World War I, he began recording the piano works of other composers. Rachmaninoff was an impresario pianist, familiar with and expert in the playing his compositions and the works of Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin. Please provide recipient full name as it's mandatory for Canada Customs and to avoid any delay.
Anyway, I think this would have been something very near to his heart and should have been included as it deeply concerned and affected him. It remains a useful frame for the general developmental contours of Soviet musical life, though the picture Schwarz provides can be clarified, corrected, and enriched by new. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. This ancient music haunted Rachmaninoff for years and quotes of this melody can be found in several of his works, namely the Second Symphony and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. © 1996 - 2019 AbeBooks Inc.
Jay Leyda wrote extensively on Russian music and film, as well as on American literature. His only substantial works from this period are the Symphony No. With his family and a small circle of friends, he lived a rather isolated life. This is an absolute must if you know who Rachmaninoff is. Even with the availabilty of such sources and full access to the Rachmaninoff Archive at the Library of Congress, Bertensson, Leyda, and were tireless in their pursuit of privately held documents, particularly correspondence.
Their labors masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative. Throughout his career as composer, conductor, and pianist, Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943 was an intensely private individual. And this alienation had a devastating effect on his formerly creative ability. Used - Very Good, Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. An indispensable and captivating document, now back in print! Si vous souhaitez nous rÃ©pondre par mail, l'anglais est prÃ©fÃ©rÃ© mais n'est pas obligatoire. The experience was so strong that, for any faults I may have discovered later in the composer, I will never be able to view him negatively.
Nelli Grigor'evna Shakhnazarova's small and readable Paradoksy sovetskoi muzykal'noi kul'tury is a reflective essay about Soviet music in the 1930s by a musicologist who grew up in the Soviet Union during the era of her study. Lesson Summary Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian musician who is best remembered as a pianist and composer. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. The former piece, although it first brought Rachmaninoff to public attention, was to haunt him throughout his life—the was constantly requested by his concert audiences. The wonderfully engaging product of their labors masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative.
Ironically, he had just been granted American citizenship only a few weeks earlier. The wonderfully engaging product of their labors masterfully incorporates primary materials into the narrative. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 4. Expédition sous 1 à 2 jours ouvrés, Veuillez noter que nous ne livrons pas au Danemark. Schirmer - Dover Publications - G. The authors consulted a number of people who knew Rachmaninoff, who worked with him, and who corresponded with him. Used - Good, Usually ships within 6 - 10 business days, Buy with confidence.
There he wrote three of his major scores: the Symphony No. I'm going to the Hollywood Bowl tonight to listen to his Piano Concerto No. If, as Schonberg says, understanding the music of a composer means attempting to understand the composer's mind then these letters are just about all we have to go on and as such, are required reading for any one desiring to understand the music of Rachmaninov more. Place Of Publication: Bloomington, In. He proceeds to win the competition with a stunning performance of this work, but suffers from a nervous breakdown afterward. We tend to hear a lot about him as a composer but less so about his career as a pianist, which seems to have been equally important to him and which, also very important to Rachmaninoff, paid for a fairly luxurious lifestyle. His fees for these late-in-life performances were for the relief of the Russian people during the German invasion.