Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 50-volume critical edition of the complete works in full
score will be published in honor of his 150th anniversary.
The Russian National Museum of Music joined the initiative. According to the
press service of the museum, an agreement with the Russian music publishing
house was signed on Friday.“Right now, on the eve of the big anniversary, we are
pleased to announce the start of such an important project for the world music
community as the publication of the first complete works of Sergei
Rachmaninoff,” the director of the Museum of Music Mikhail Bryzgalov said.
“We have a lot of work to do. And we hope to present all volumes of the piano
series of the collected works, as well as the release of the first editions of
the Second and Third Piano Concertos of Rachmaninoff in 2023.” Within the
framework of the project, the museum of Rachmaninoff will provide the publishing
house materials related to the composer. Specialists from both organizations, as
well as leading experts studying the heritage of Rachmaninoff, will be involved
in the project.
The project launched in 2002 and 11 volumes of the edition are already