Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Try a little Rachmaninoff for relaxation

Sergei Rachmaninoff for relaxation just fits the bill; Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor, one of the few greats of the Romantic style of European classical music. Sergei Rachmaninoff is regarded as an influential pianist of the 20th century. He was technically amazing and had a rhythmic drive.
Also known for his large hands which gave him an advantage as he could cover the interval of the thirteenth on the keyboard, His hand span was said to be around 12 inches and he stood at towering 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) tall.
That is not where is abilities ended, he could listen to complex compositions and play them right back after hearing them for the first time.
Sergei Rachmaninoff for relaxation can be found in many music stores his influence is still evident today. During his childhood after a turn in the family fortunes Rachmaninoff' family moved to Moscow where he studied under Nikolay Zverev a great teacher of his time, while still a student Rachmaninoff wrote an act opera Aleko, and a set of piano pieces, Op.3, this contains a Prelude in C sharp minor, Widely known for being one of his greatest pieces for solo piano. This is a great piece of work and you can find it on youtube, it may sound similar to something you may have heard before. However you will understand why Rachmaninoff for relaxation is so great and it is evident he is capturing a large array of notes very quick as the piece moves all over the keyboard from slow and rhythmic to fast and sharp in tone, however this piece always has a tone of subtlety to it which is soothing and makes Rachmaninoff for relaxation very good.

During 1921 and onwards Rachmaninoff made his recordings for Edison records label on their "diamond Discs" records. However Rachmaninoff had confidence issues with his work and did not consider himself very good, so he asked to have his approval before any of his work was sold through a commercial outlet. Edison records ignored him and mass produced his records, Rachmaninoff moved to victor talking Machine Company which gladly worked to his standards and his popularity grew.

Rachmaninoff gained popularity in US and was warmly welcomed, his best work considered the best of his work by many was a Theme of Paganini and it was written in the United States in 1934.
Rachmaninoff died in 1943 in Beverly Hills, California; He had completed four piano concertos, two piano sonatas, three symphonies and many other great pieces of work.

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