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Rachmaninoffs Complete Songs: A Companion with Texts and Translations Richard D. Sylvester

Rachmaninoffs Complete Songs: A Companion with Texts and Translations

Richard D. Sylvester

Published April 22nd 2014
ISBN : 9780253012593
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328 pages
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Sergei Rachmaninoff-the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries-wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French melodies, the songs wereMoreSergei Rachmaninoff-the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries-wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French melodies, the songs were composed for one singer, accompanied by a piano. In this complete collection, Richard D. Sylvester provides English translations of the songs, along with accurate transliterations of the original texts and detailed commentary. Since Rachmaninoff viewed these romances primarily as performances and painstakingly annotated the scores, this volume will be especially valuable for students, scholars, and practitioners of voice and piano.