Sergei Rachmaninoff used to be a well known composer, pianist, and conductor. simply because he used to be a member of the Russian aristocracy, he fled the rustic after the tsar's abdication, and finally relocated within the usa. a lot of his compositions are for piano, but he additionally composed orchestral and symphony works, 3 operas, choral and liturgical works, a few chamber works, and diverse songs. This advisor catalogues his a variety of works and performances, offers an in depth bibliography, and features a discography of recordings published in the final half-century.
Cross-referenced all through, this quantity should still entice track and Rachmaninoff students who're trying to find a finished consultant to additional research.
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Addressed to the overall concert-goer. offers ancient history and normal descriptions of the second one and 3rd symphonies (W27 and W44), first 3 concertos (Wl, W18, and W30), Paganini Rhapsody (W43), Symphonic Dances (W45), and The Isle of the lifeless (W29). B309 Belyakov, V. ,ed. VoprosimuzikovedeniyaJIJlI. [Problems in Musicology, II, III. ] Ufa: Bashkirskoye knizhnoye izd-vo, 1977. contains an editorial through Evgeniya Skurko at the developmental ideas in Rachmaninoffs version varieties. B310 Belza, Igor Fedorovich, ed. S. V. Rakhmaninov i russkaya opera. [S. V. Rachmaninoff and Russian Opera. ] Moscow: Vserossiyskoye Teatral'noye Obshchestvo, 1947. contains articles via A. V. Nezhdanova, T. N. Livanova, V. V. Yakovlev, E. V. Varvatsi, B. S. Yagolim, and the editor. short Discussions of Works one zero five B311 Berkov, V. "Rakhmaninovskaya garmoniya [Rachmaninoff s Harmony]. " 5M8(1960): 104-09. Berkov identifies the composer's attribute harmonic progressions and changed chords, pointing to parallels with tune of Schubert, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and Musorgsky. Illustrations from Aleko (W72) and a number of other songs (W4/1, W8/4, W21/6, W38/2, and W74/2) are incorporated. B312 Berry, Wallace. shape in tune. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. Cites passages from the Rhapsody on a subject matter of Paganini (W43) illustrating strange positive aspects of version shape. B313 Bobikina, Irina. "Nekotoriye voprosi ob'yedineniya tsikla v simfonicheskikh proizvedeniyakh Rakhmaninova [Some difficulties of Cyclic Unification in Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Works]. " In Voprosi teorii muziki, Vipusk three [Problems of song idea, factor 3], comp. and ed. Teodor Myuller, 157-75. Moscow: Muzika, 1975. Addresses motivic and thematic cohesion within the Rock (W7), the symphonies (W13, W27, and W44), The Bells (W35), the 3 Russian Songs (W41), and the Symphonic Dances (W45). B314 . "Pozdneye simfonicheskoye tvorchestvo S. V. Rakhmaninova [The overdue Symphonic Works of S. V. Rachmaninoff]. " Ph. D. diss. , MGK, 1979. Examines melodic varieties, thematic improvement, shape, tonal team spirit, and dramatic impact Bobikina contends that those works are consonant with twentieth-century tendencies. B315 Boyd, Malcolm. "'Dieslrae': a few fresh Manifestations. " M&L 49:4 (October 1968): 347-56. the writer, who cites a talk among Rachmaninoff and Joseph Yasser in regards to the Dies irae purpose, notes its use within the Paganini Rhapsody (W43) and the Symphonic Dances (W45). "Borderline" circumstances are saw within the Isle of The useless (W29) and The Bells (W35). B316 Brewerton, Eric. "Rachmaninoff's Songs. " M&L 15 (January 1934): 32-36. serious overview of the strengths and weaknesses of those works. B317 Briancewa, Wiera. "Wply wy Chopinowskie w tw6rczosci fortepianowej S. Rachmaninowa [Chopin's impression on S. Rachmaninoffs Piano Works]. " In Polsko-rosyjsHe miscellanea muzyczne [Polish-Russian Musical Miscellany], ed. Zofia Lissa, 156-76. Krakow: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1967. 106 Bibliography Discusses Rachmaninoffs affinity with Chopin, issues to parallelisms among particular works of the 2 composers, and examines the differences on a subject of Chopin (W22) in additional aspect.