Sergei Rachmaninoff


Born
in Semyonovo (near Novgorod), Russian Federation
April 01, 1873

Died
March 28, 1943

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Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff: ( 1 April 1873- 28 March 1943) He was a composer, pianist, and conductor. (“Sergei Rachmaninoff” was the spelling the composer himself used- and Rachmaninoff is the last name his parents also used before the Soviet’s russification efforts- including when he became a United States citizen. However, alternative transliterations of his name include Sergey or Serge, and Rachmaninov, Rakhmaninoff. ) Rachmaninoff was born in 1873 in Semyonovo, near Novgorod, in north-western Russia. He was born into a noble family of Tatar descent, who had been in the service of the Russian tsars since the 16th century. His parents were both amateur pianists.

Rachmaninov is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth
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Average rating: 4.62 · 117 ratings · 8 reviews · 208 distinct works
Complete Preludes and Etude...

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Complete Preludes, Op. 3, 2...

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Music Minus One Piano: Rach...

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Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 a...

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concert...

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Symphony No. 2 In E Minor, ...

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Three Piano Concertos: Nos....

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Rachmaninoff's Recollection...

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Rhapsody on a Theme by Paga...

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Second Concerto (C minor, O...

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“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
Sergei Rachmaninov

“The new kind of music seems to create not from the heart but from the head. Its composers think rather than feel. They have not the capacity to make their works exalt - they meditate, protest, analyze, reason, calculate and brood, but they do not exalt.”
Sergei Rachmaninoff

“I feel like a ghost wandering in a world grown alien. I cannot cast out the old way of writing and I cannot acquire the new. I have made an intense effort to feel the musical manner of today, but it will not come to me.”
Sergei Rachmaninoff