Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky are my composers. What I mean by “my” is that I connect to their music differently on an emotional level than to the music of any other composers. I don’t like comparing composers – art is very ..
Over next few weeks we’ll explore one of the most underrated figures in classical music, Alexander Siloti (often spelled Ziloti, which is an accurate transcription from Russian). He is little known today, but there must ..
How do you introduce someone to classical music? You start with the music that is the most accessible, with the music that hits you over the head right away. The one that gets you hooked and won’t let you go. For me that ..
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”― Sergei Rachmaninoff The first time I heard Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 I was twenty-two years old. I grew up listening to his second ..
Sergey Rachmaninoff wrote Vocalise in 1912 for soprano and piano. The soprano part has no words, just a single vowel continuously sung throughout this short, six-minute piece. This masterpiece has been transcribed into different ..