Definitions

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  • n. composer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)

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Examples

  • The soloist in the Rachmaninov is a rather interesting youngster, Denis Matsuev, who is 30 and a Tchaikovsky Competition Winner incidentally, a former pupil of the same legendary professor who taught Nikolai Lugansky pre-Tchaik Comp win.

    Why is Faure like the No.28 bus?

  • And again, some of her favorite music, such as Rachmaninov's "Oh Virgin, Mother of God Rejoice," was her favorite piece of her music.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2007

  • Rachmaninov gave the work's premiere in New York two years later, by which time he had left Russia to live out his days in melancholy exile.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • This exhilarating concert, which started with Strauss's youthful Tod und Verklärung, had the unimpeachable bonus of Stephen Hough as soloist in Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 1.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • All were unashamedly post-Romantic in style and the two here, part of Gerard Schwarz's fine Hanson cycle with the Seattle Symphony, are couched in a language somewhere between Sibelius and Rachmaninov.

    Hanson: Symphonies Nos 4 and 5, etc – review

  • Vladimir Ashkenazy's 1970s recordings of Rachmaninov's concertos and works for solo piano remain among the finest of this repertoire.

    Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No 1; Chopin Variations – review

  • They clearly love playing for him and grabbed every opportunity to thrill us with their classy reading of Rachmaninov's arching, aching second symphony, which was a perfect companion for the evening's curio, Glière's Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra though nearly 40 years apart, they share the same lush, chromatic harmonic language.

    The Turn of the Screw; BBC Proms 32, 35, 36 – review

  • European emigre classical pianists, from Sergei Rachmaninov to Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein, were among the fans of a virtuoso who could throw off improvised pieces as complex and orchestral in scope as the most advanced classical piano compositions.

    Art Tatum stuns his contemporaries in New York

  • I was moved to tears by Sonia's closing speech, which, according to the programme notes, Rachmaninov found so poignant that he set these poetic last words straight to music.

    Culture

  • While I don't expect our kids to be receiving instruction on theoretical physics, interspersed with Rachmaninov piano concertos, it's disconcerting to see white, middle class children attempting to speak 'gangsta'.

    Archive 2009-01-01

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