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by mikhailp
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Let's celebrate SVR's Birthday!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 9514

Re: Let's celebrate SVR's Birthday!!!

It's interesting that his music was used so often to represent airplanes, particularly warplanes. It brings the Soviet's propaganda film to mind where they used the g minor prelude with soviet pilots running to battle, and even musicians concertizing on the front lines. Despite the veracity and occa...
by mikhailp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: INTERESTING ARTICLE
Replies: 6
Views: 6088

Re: INTERESTING ARTICLE

Any word on the expedition to the Library of Congress? :?:
by mikhailp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Rachmaninoff in New York
Replies: 4
Views: 7280

Re: Rachmaninoff in New York

I haven't, but I've walked or driven past that place many times! Did you take these photos yourself?
by mikhailp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Have you heard the story about ...?
Replies: 25
Views: 22268

Re: Have you heard the story about ...?

A Brilliant pianist and teacher once told me that I should spend some time and learn to play in the dark. He told me that when a person uses only their ears, they realize how much extra noise they make, that so much energy is spent pointlessly and it completely changes how one hears their music prod...
by mikhailp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Rachmaninoff Magazine: "The Bells II" * In DISTRIBUTION NOW *
Topic: The Bells II
Replies: 4
Views: 5744

Re: The Bells II

Having begun reading the mind widening articles of The Bells II Publication, it behooves me to note that they are truly fascinating. I have known that Sergei Rachmaninoff had a fascination, or perhaps an obsession with death and very often alluded to the Dies Irae in numerous peaces, especially in h...
by mikhailp
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Improvements
Topic: NEW WEBSITE suggestions please!
Replies: 2
Views: 4629

Re: NEW WEBSITE suggestions please!

Merchandise and Banners would be great!
Rachmaninoff Society Sheet Music Book Marks? :)
by mikhailp
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Meet & Greet!
Topic: Vladimir Ashkenazy on BBC
Replies: 3
Views: 4954

Re: Vladimir Ashkenazy on BBC

He worked for the KGB? Maybe Rachmaninoff was a way to lure audiences into believing him to be one of the greatest pianists of the world as part of musical world domination? :)
by mikhailp
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Rachmaninoff's roots
Replies: 3
Views: 3571

Re: Rachmaninoff's roots

Tatar Mongolian : )
by mikhailp
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Rachmaninoff's roots
Replies: 3
Views: 3571

Re: Rachmaninoff's roots

That's very interesting, I actually heard speculation on Rachmaninov being of Mongolian descent, I believe it had something to do with the name Rachmaninoff which has certain meaning in Mongolian.

I'll try to find out and post in the earliest opportune moment :)
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: The Life of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff
Topic: Racmaninoff's appearances in London
Replies: 11
Views: 12585

Re: Racmaninoff's appearances in London

Rachmaninoff's music was published in several publishing houses in France.

Does anyone know if he had any major concert engagements there?
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Improvements
Topic: new info
Replies: 5
Views: 6738

Re: new info

Must've been taken care of then :wink:
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Suggestions and Improvements
Topic: new info
Replies: 5
Views: 6738

Re: new info

Its back from 2005 lol

It talks about the recollections that are told by and recorded in type of Sophia Satin, who had quite an insight into Sergei Rachmaninoff's life. This can be found in the Member's Section of the website, which is available to Rachmaninoff Society members.
by mikhailp
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music
Replies: 6
Views: 7386

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Thank you so much for that link!!!
I study at Conservatory here in Boston, and its not so easy to always find the sheet music that I am looking for.
You have given us a very big gift :)
by mikhailp
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Recordings - CD/DVDs
Topic: stephen hough's recordings
Replies: 16
Views: 16558

Re: stephen hough's recordings

Could a person who had written such a difficult and fantastic concero for the left hand really not have been able to play it himself??? :?:
by mikhailp
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Rachmaninoff Weblinks (audio/video clips etc.)
Topic: Rachmaninoff Plays and Speaks
Replies: 2
Views: 4274

Re: Rachmaninoff Plays and Speaks

Wouldn't it have been nice to be in that close company of his friends? : )
Even if he criticized my knowledge of words of songs :D

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