Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings

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Continuum, 2005 - 422 páginas
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A comprehensive biography of the legendary composer of piano symphonies and virtuoso pianist 'It is so satisfying to have another important book about this great composer - it is comprehensive and well researched. Max Harrison writes with passion and intelligence - highly recommended.' Vladimir Ashkenazy, President of the Rachmaninoff Society 'Max Harrison slices through a century's worth of wrongheaded critical bluster and rediscovers the music of a major composer. Essential reading - even if you think you don't like Rachmaninoff.' Terry Teachout Rachmaninoff's reputation now seems confirmed as one of the great figures of classical music yet there is relatively little written about his music and recordings. This book provides a unified biography of Rachmaninoff covering his life, works and performances. It offers a full analysis of his works and a complete account of his careers as a distinguished conductor, composer and concert pianist.

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Rachmaninov being one of my favorite composers, I have been wanting to read a biography of him for a long time. Having heard this was the 'definitive' biography I got it out of the library. I have to ... Leer reseña completa

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Max Harrison is a musicologist who reviewed for The Times and The Gramophone from 1967-90, has written widely on jazz, and contributed to the 1980 edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and other reference works.

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