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Rachmaninoff

  1. 1. “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” S.V. Rachmaninoff
  2. 2. Biography
  3. 3.  S.V. Rachmaninoff was born on April 2, 1873, on a large estate near Novgorod.  He studied music with his mother from age 4; continued at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and then graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892, winning the Great Gold Medal for his new opera "Aleko." When Rachmaninoff was 24, his First Symphony was premiered.  Rachmaninov composed his brilliant 2nd Piano Concerto, and made a comeback with successful concert performances.  From 1904-1906 he was a conductor at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.  In 1909 Rachmaninov made his first tour of the United States having composed the 3rd Piano Concerto as a calling card.
  4. 4.  In 1915 he wrote the choral masterpiece: "AllNight Vigil". The Russian Revolution of 1917 and the destruction of his estate forced him to emigrate.  On December 23, 1917, Rachmaninov left Russia on an open sledge carrying only a few books of sheet music.  As a pianist, Rachmaninov made over a hundred recordings and gave over one thousand concerts in America alone between 1918 and 1943.  In 1931, Rachmaninov signed a letter condemning the Soviet regime, that was published in the New York Times.  He became a US citizen in 1943, just a few days before his death. He died on March 28, 1943, in Beverly Hills, California.
  5. 5. Musik
  6. 6. (1891) Piano Concerto No. 1 op. (1901) Sonata for Cello and 1 Piano op. 19 (1892) Prelude & Oriental Dance op. 2 (1902) Twelve Songs op. 21 (1911) Etudes-Tableaux op. 33 (1912) Fourteen Songs op. 34 (1913) The Bells op. 35 (1903) Variations on a Theme of (1913) Sonata for piano No. 2, (1892) Morceaux de Fantaisies Chopin op. 22 op. 36 op. 3 (includes 'Prelude in (1903) Ten Preludes op. 23 C sharp minor') (1915) All-Night Vigil op. 37 (1904) The Miserly Knight op. (1890) Six Songs op. 4 (1916) Six Songs op. 38 24 (opera) (1893) Suite No. 1, op. 5, for (1905) Francesca da Rimini op. (1916) Etudes-Tableaux Opus 39 two pianos 25 (opera) (1926) Piano Concerto No. 4, op. (1893) Romance and Hunagrian 40 (1906) Fifteen Songs op. 26, Dance op. 6 includes 'Before My (1927) The Three Russian Songs (1893) The Rock op. 7 Window' op. 41 (1893) Trio Elegiaque, op. 9 (1908) Symphony No. 2 op. 27 (1931) Variations on a Theme of Corelli op. 42 (1896) Symphony No. 1, op. 13 (1908) Sonata for piano No. 1, op. 28 (1934) Rhapsody on a Theme of (1896) Twelve Songs op. 14 Paganini for piano and (1909) The Isle of the Dead op. (1895) Six Choruses op. 15 orchestra, op. 43 29 symphonic poem (sometimes catalogued op. (1896) Six Moments Musicaux (1909) Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 42) op. 16 30 (1936) Symphony No. 3, op. 44 (1901) Suite No. 2, op. 17 (1910) Liturgy of St John (1940) Symphonic Dances Opus Chrysostom op. 31 (1901) Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 45 18 (1910) Thirteen Preludes op. 32
  7. 7. Piano Concerto No. 2
  8. 8. Thank you for attention!

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