Isle of the Dead, Op.29 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1909. Plate A. 9048 G.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1909. Plate A. 9049 G.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 Hands (Taubmann)

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Arranger Otto Taubmann (1859-1929)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1910. Plate A. 9081 G.
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General Information

Work Title Isle of the Dead
Alternative. Title Остров мёртвых (Ostrov myortvykh)
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.29
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 15
Key A minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909
First Performance. 1909-05-01 in Moscow
Philharmonic Society, Composer
First Publication. 1909 - Moscow: A. Gutheil
Dedication Nikolay Gustavovich Struve (1876–1920)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3 also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Wikipedia article
Isle of the Dead -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Sources seem to differ about the origins of this work. CSO and Boosey have it composed in early 1909 and premiered in April (NS May) 1909; a book on Pierre Monteux notes in passing that the composer conducted it (somewhere?) in 1908; another source has it composed already in 1907. Very confusing. Less so if there are two versions- perhaps there are? - ES (According to Barrie Martyn's book on Rachmaninoff, the manuscript is dated 17 April (OS) 1909, one day before the premiere. Further changes were made to the work "before it was ready for printing in June". "I have rewritten from scratch almost half", wrote Rachmaninoff. Still, 1909 does seem to be right...)