Rachmaninoff Six Hands Romance in A Major TN ii-22 Andante Sostenuto
(Sergei Rachmaninoff) Valse and Romance; One piano, Six hands, Romance in A Major, Andante sostenuto. Performed and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing by Abigail Mettry.
|Track ID number:||20212|
|Genres:||Rachmaninoff -- Soft: Piano Music, Solo Piano|
|Moods/Emotions:||Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic|
|Suggested Production Types:||Documentary / Culture / Art -- Drama / Personal stories -- Historical: Older History / Ancient -- Love Story / Romance -- Period Drama / Melodrama|
|Prominent Instruments:||Piano (Acoustic)|
|Tempo feel:||Slow -- Medium|
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|Artist:||Rachmaninoff, Sergei -- Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (Track not PRO registered)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Classical Piano Favorites, Vol. 4 |
April 1, 1873 – March 28, 1943
Sergei Rachmaninoff was born into a family steeped in Russian military tradition. Initially Rachmaninoff was expected would follow in his father’s aristocratic footsteps and enroll in the army. However, his father’s fortune collapsed and he fled, leaving the family impoverished, and setting the stage for Rachmaninoff to purse a vocation in music.
Rachmaninoff was taught piano by his mother, and later studied in St. Petersburg’s conservatory. His talent did not go unnoticed, and it was arranged for Rachmaninoff to attend The Moscow Conservatory. He focused on piano and composition, graduating at 19 and lauded for his opera, Aleko. Encouraged by this, he released his first symphony, which was a disaster. The experience ended Rachmaninoff’s attempts for years, and he worked as a conductor instead.
Thankfully, Rachmaninoff resumed writing and produced his Piano Concerto #2, which became a sensation. He left Russia during the revolution, and worked and composed abroad, creating his most famous works then. He toured Europe, the US, before leaving Russia for good. His composing diminished as he moved to the US, where he died in 1943.
Rachmaninoff is known for his virtuosity at the piano, and in involving that instruments voice prominently amongst broader instrumentation. He was admired for his melodic skill.
Prelude in c sharp minor
Piano concerto #2
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