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Sergei Rachmaninoff--the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries--wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French mélodies, the songs were composed for one singer, accompanied by a piano. In this complete collection, Richard D. Sylvester provides English translations of the songs, along with accurate transliterations of the original texts and detailed commentary. Since Rachmaninoff viewed these "romances" primarily as performances and painstakingly annotated the scores, this volume will be especially valuable for students, scholars, and practitioners of voice and piano.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. A Note on Dates and Spelling
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxi-xxiv
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  1. Early Years (1873–1892)
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Nine Unpublished Songs (1890–1899)
  2. pp. 9-27
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  1. First Published Songs, Opus 4 (1893)
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. Songs 10–15
  2. pp. 31-45
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  1. Six Romances, Opus 8 (1893)
  2. pp. 46-46
  1. Songs 16–21
  2. pp. 47-60
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  1. Twelve Romances, Opus 14 (1896)
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. Songs 22–33
  2. pp. 63-87
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  1. Twelve Romances, Opus 21 (1902)
  2. pp. 88-94
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  1. Songs 34–45
  2. pp. 95-123
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  1. Song 46, Without Opus (1900)
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. Fifteen Romances, Opus 26 (1906)
  2. pp. 126-136
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  1. Songs 47–61
  2. pp. 137-174
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  1. Song 62, Without Opus (1908)
  2. pp. 175-177
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  1. Fourteen Romances, Opus 34 (1912–1915)
  2. pp. 178-184
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  1. Songs 63–76
  2. pp. 185-231
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  1. Song 77, Without Opus (1914)
  2. pp. 232-233
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  1. Six Poems, Opus 38 (1916)
  2. pp. 234-242
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  1. Songs 78–83
  2. pp. 243-256
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  1. After Russia (1917–1943)
  2. pp. 257-258
  1. Two Sacred Songs (1916)
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 261-270
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  1. Index of Singers
  2. pp. 271-288
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  1. Index of Song Titles in Russian
  2. pp. 289-290
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  1. Index of Song Titles in English
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 295-302
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253012593
Related ISBN
9780253353399
MARC Record
OCLC
869642202
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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