Rachmaninoff. Ars Liberalis

Rachmaninoff. Ars Liberalis
Rachmaninoff. Ars Liberalis
Glagoslav Publications (2013)
ISBN 978-1-78384-002-1
122 pages
Until his emigration to the United States, Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the most prominent and dearly loved Russian composers, spent nearly every summer living and working at his dacha.

The dacha, a country home in Russia, is a unique cultural and historical phenomenon, a very special feature of Russian life. The dacha is not simply a ‘summer residence’ — it is an essential part of the Russian soul, a brand in itself, much like ballet, balalaikas, and bears. The countryside has been the place of inspiration for some of the finest poems, novels, paintings, and music in Russian culture. 

This book is based on the memoirs of a number of colorful dacha enthusiasts. The reader is invited to visit this wonderful countryside world, where Rachmaninoff himself, his relatives and friends play the narrators.