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ISBN-10: 1789145767
ISBN-13: 9781789145762
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 05/03/2022
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Overview

Drawing extensively on Russian-language sources, a concise yet comprehensive survey of the life and work of one of classical music’s great composers.

Unquestionably one of the most popular composers of classical music, Sergei Rachmaninoff has not always been so admired by critics. Detractors have long perceived Rachmaninoff as part of an outdated Romantic tradition from a bygone Russian world, aloof from the modernist experimentation of more innovative contemporaries such as Igor Stravinsky.

In this new assessment, Rebecca Mitchell resituates Rachmaninoff in the context of his time, bringing together the composer and his music within the remarkably dynamic era in which he lived and worked. Both in Russia and later in America, Rachmaninoff and his music were profoundly modern expressions of life in tune with an uncertain world. This concise yet comprehensive biography will interest general readers as well as those more familiar with this giant of Russian classical music.

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"This is a vivid and original portrait of one of the twentieth century's most beloved composers. Rachmaninoff's music ranks among the most popular of any classical composer, yet it has been snubbed by composers and musicologists alike as somehow out of step with its time. This biography should kickstart the long overdue process of a reassessment and rediscovery of Rachmaninoff's career."–Pauline Fairclough, professor of music, University of Bristol, and author of "Dmitry Shostakovich"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789145767
ISBN-13: 9781789145762
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 05/03/2022
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.10" W, 0.60" H
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