Event Title

Rachmaninov and the Journey of His “Vocalise”

Accompanist

Lannia Broñola-Dickert, M.M.

Faculty Mentor

Tomoko Deguchi, Ph.D.

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Music

Location

Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:45 PM

Description

Sergei Rachmaninov was a Russian Romantic and 20th-century composer who had a unique ear for complex and mature harmonies, exhausting the extreme ranges and limitations of what his colleagues and contemporaries already embraced, while challenging the harmonic vocabulary of composers such as Chopin and Debussy. This paper analyzes and provides a brief history of Rachmaninov's work "Vocalise," as well as its multiple transcriptions, with an emphasis on the alto saxophone edition. Performance issues, ensemble issues, and technique regarding the alto saxophone edition will also be introduced and extrapolated upon.

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Apr 24th, 2:45 PM

Rachmaninov and the Journey of His “Vocalise”

Barnes Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music

Sergei Rachmaninov was a Russian Romantic and 20th-century composer who had a unique ear for complex and mature harmonies, exhausting the extreme ranges and limitations of what his colleagues and contemporaries already embraced, while challenging the harmonic vocabulary of composers such as Chopin and Debussy. This paper analyzes and provides a brief history of Rachmaninov's work "Vocalise," as well as its multiple transcriptions, with an emphasis on the alto saxophone edition. Performance issues, ensemble issues, and technique regarding the alto saxophone edition will also be introduced and extrapolated upon.