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Rachmaninoff and His World / Philip Ross Bullock.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: The bard music festivalPublisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2022Edition: FirstDescription: pages cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780226820743
  • 9780226823751
Subject(s): Summary: "One of the most popular classical composers of all time, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) has often been dismissed by critics as a conservative and nostalgic hangover of the nineteenth century and a composer fundamentally hostile to musical modernism. This volume represents one of the first serious explorations of Rachmaninoff's successful career as a composer, pianist, and conductor, first in late Imperial Russia, and then in emigration in both the United States and interwar Europe. The original essays collected here show how he was more responsive to aspects of contemporary musical life than is often thought, and how his deeply felt sense of Russianness coexisted with an appreciation of American and European culture. In particular, the essays document his involvement with intellectual and artistic circles in pre-revolutionary Moscow and how the form of modernity they promoted shaped his early output. Shedding light on some unfamiliar works, especially his three operas and his many songs, the book also includes a substantial number of new documents illustrating Rachmaninoff's celebrity status in America"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New arrivals 2022 | Alumnae and alumni books 2022
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single unit book single unit book HAC Library F (Affiliated) HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F:ML410.R12 R325 2022 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available Paperback 2022-0079

"One of the most popular classical composers of all time, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) has often been dismissed by critics as a conservative and nostalgic hangover of the nineteenth century and a composer fundamentally hostile to musical modernism. This volume represents one of the first serious explorations of Rachmaninoff's successful career as a composer, pianist, and conductor, first in late Imperial Russia, and then in emigration in both the United States and interwar Europe. The original essays collected here show how he was more responsive to aspects of contemporary musical life than is often thought, and how his deeply felt sense of Russianness coexisted with an appreciation of American and European culture. In particular, the essays document his involvement with intellectual and artistic circles in pre-revolutionary Moscow and how the form of modernity they promoted shaped his early output. Shedding light on some unfamiliar works, especially his three operas and his many songs, the book also includes a substantial number of new documents illustrating Rachmaninoff's celebrity status in America"-- Provided by publisher.

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