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by op.32,no.10
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Guess Who (#2)
Replies: 3
Views: 4205

I'm not too sure The Philadelphia Orchestra was really SVR's favorite. He gave them the designation "The World's Greatest Orchestra" not only to laud their performance, but, even more so, to rile Serge Koussevitzsky who at the time was conductor of the Boston Symphony. SVR and Koussevitsky...
by op.32,no.10
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Guess Who (#1) a riddle
Replies: 6
Views: 5658

Gosh...we all know that since Cui was such a great composer and is still so often played, it's little wonder he didn't like SVR's Symphony # 1. Ever heard of jealousy? :twisted:
by op.32,no.10
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

SWEET 8)
by op.32,no.10
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

Thanks. I hope the moderators read your message.
by op.32,no.10
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

All good suggestions. But if these people are hackers, I doubt if they even paid the $25. annual dues. There was such a flood of them in August!
by op.32,no.10
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

They should have to pass Rachmaninoff Quiz before being accepted into the Society. Simple questions, such as " How many Preludes in Op.32? Give the key of each. Hum the second measure of the first one " :lol:
by op.32,no.10
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

Gosh, Michailp...I wouldn't know here to begin with this problem :shock: Any suggestions??
by op.32,no.10
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Most neglected work of Rachmaninov
Replies: 18
Views: 16619

They're overplayed in my house :lol:
by op.32,no.10
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: RACHMANINOFF IN BEVERLY HILLS
Replies: 6
Views: 6105

Thanks, Rachboy :wink:
by op.32,no.10
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: RACHMANINOFF IN BEVERLY HILLS
Replies: 6
Views: 6105

Yes, I know about the use of his melodies in movies, for example THE STORY OF THREE LOVES (1950s)( Paganini Rhaposdy.) But I was referring to new music written specifically for film. Did you receive the pm I sent a few days ago?
by op.32,no.10
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: RACHMANINOFF IN BEVERLY HILLS
Replies: 6
Views: 6105

Thanks for the reply op.23, no.10. I thought maybe he had hopes of doing work for film scores. That would have been interesting. I've heard his work referred to as "hollywood music" :shock:( i.e..Symphony#2, mov't 3)
by op.32,no.10
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: RACHMANINOFF IN BEVERLY HILLS
Replies: 6
Views: 6105

RACHMANINOFF IN BEVERLY HILLS

Does anyone know exactly why SVR went to California instead of New York City after he left Senar at the onset of WWII? Does his house in Beverly Hills still exist? What's the address? Any photos out there? So many questions, sorry. But this is very interesting. THANKS :)
by op.32,no.10
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: PEOPLE, LIVEN UP THIS PLACE!
Replies: 69
Views: 69026

Risha...I've heard they're trying to do something about this problem. Where the solution lies, I do not know.
by op.32,no.10
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: Best interpretation of 2nd Symphony
Replies: 14
Views: 14996

Try the performance by Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony, recorded in the 1950's in mono. It's my choice for tops. Close behind is Ashkenazy and the Concertgebouw,. I like Ormandy with the Philadephia, but now ,in retrospect, it's just a little too lush for my liking since I prefer a little more...
by op.32,no.10
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: Isle of the Dead analysis
Replies: 1
Views: 4398

ISLE OF THE DEAD

Hi, I think the 5/8 meter of the opening and closing sections is used for tone painting of the undulating, relentless motion of the waves as the boat slowly approaches and leaves to the Isle.. The content of the middle 3/4 section centers on the emotional impact of grief, mourning , catharsis, and, ...

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