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Sergei Rachmaninoff: A Lifetime in Music (Russian Music Studies)  

Rachmaninoff was always a private man and when this biography was published in 1956 it lifted a veil of secrecy which had shrouded the composer particularly in respect of his compositions and how he was severely affected by their reception. the authors Bertensson, Satina and Leyda, consulted the people with whom Rachmaninoff was closely associated both in his personal and working life.This book is essential reading for anyone wishing to study this composer.
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff: A Bio-bibliography (Student Companions to Classic Writers,)

Rachmaninoff was a member of the Russian aristocracy and fled from Russia after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II to live and work in America. In this volume you will find a bibliography, a catalogue of his works and a discography of all his released recordings.


 

Rachmaninoff: Composer, Pianist, Conductor  

Divided into 3 sections this book by Barrie Martyn studies the three titled aspects of Rachmaninoff's career. He was a man of many talents but composing was his first and greatest love. However after the disastrous reception of his first symphony he declined into a depressive state for some years. Following his recovery he became a well respected conductor. After fleeing from Russia to the United States he made a successful career as a concert pianist.Each Section of the book is detailed and definitive and all of his works are discussed and have musical examples. There is a discography and a list of all the works he conducted and of the concerts he gave. Anyone who admires his music or wishes to study Rachmaninoff should have this book.

 

 

 

 
 

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