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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Composer and Pianist in a Grand Tradition

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. He was considered one of the finest pianists of his day. His music springs from the great Russian masters, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, and grows to become the voice of Russian late romanticism. At the Moscow Conservatory, he was mentored by Tchaikovsky and studied alongside Alexander Scriabin. To be sure, central to his musical output is the piano, but there are also symphonies, tone poems, operas, art songs, and religious works to explore. His musical journey spans czarist rule, the Russian Revolution, and two world wars, and takes us to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Dresden, Copenhagen, New York, and Beverly Hills. Experience his timeless melodies anew in the context of history and culture. No musical knowledge is necessary for the enjoyment of this class.


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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of Rachmaninoff and his place in romanticism
  • Familiarity with Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, symphonies, tone poems, operas, art songs, and religious works

Ideal for

  • Music enthusiasts
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 2 - Jul 21
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Cionek, Edmund
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $639