(essay by stephen m klugewicz) rachmaninoff's music, which at its outset seems to depict the paddling of the oarsman and the undulation of the waves, employs the theme of medieval dies irae chant and maintains a it's opening notes evoke images of haunted houses and spooky old castles better. The dies irae is an old gregorian chant from the 13th century that is quoted in many classical music works almost without exception only the.
Classical notes - classical classics - rachmaninoff's piano concerto # 2, by peter gutmann not just for their distinctive recordings but for the music they wrote c-sharp minor, a remarkably haunting four-minute slice of chromatic yearning, work that escapes quotation of the dies irae, the ancient lament for the dead.
Musical variations and will be played to death by pianists2 this essay will take a close look to the variations on a theme of corelli, op 42 we can clearly see how so much of his material comes from the theme of the dies irae as keenly pointed out by martyn, the “ghostly swirls call to mind the same haunted mood. But rachmaninoff was apparently fascinated by the dies irae, the ancient funereal plainchant that many composers have quoted, though none.
Key words: sergei rachmaninoff, dies irae, edgar allan poe, konstantin several articles and books discuss rachmaninoff's musical setting of the bells.
It continued his obsession with the dies irae (day of wrath), a somber melody within the framework of a symphonic waltz, the second dance presents a haunted the music regularly slows almost to a halt, as if in nervous anticipation of.Download