VOCALISE (RACHMANINOFF)

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF 1873-1943rnHis works include three operas, five symphonic poems, four piano concertos, two suites for orchestra, two masses and seventy-nine songs amongst hundreds of works. Vocalise , No. 14 of fourteen songs, is a song without words for either soprano or tenor. A magnificent, intense love song, it has been transcribed in many instrumental forms, but here the voice and guitar bring it a new superb fulfillment.