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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widelyconsidered oneof the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classicalmusic. Early influences ofTchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that includeda pronounced lyricism, expressivebreadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors. The piano is featuredprominently in Rachmaninoff's composit ...read more

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widelyconsidered oneof the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classicalmusic. Early influences ofTchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that includeda pronounced lyricism, expressivebreadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors. The piano is featuredprominently in Rachmaninoff's compositionaloutput. He made a point of using his own skills as a performer to explore fully the expressivepossibilities of the instrument. Even in his earliest works herevealed a sure grasp of idiomatic piano writing and a striking gift for melody. « hide

Similar Bands: Alexander Scriabin , Franz Liszt , Johannes Brahms , Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev

LPs
Vespers: All-Night Vigil (Soderstrom)
2003

4.8
2 Votes
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
1940

3.8
3 Votes
Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44
1936

4
1 Votes
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
1934

4
16 Votes
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
1926

4.1
13 Votes
The Bells, Op. 35
1913

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 36
1913

3.6
6 Votes
Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
1911

3.5
1 Votes
Preludes, Op. 32
1910

4.7
8 Votes
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
1909

4.3
34 Votes
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
1908

4.4
14 Votes
The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
1908

4.1
7 Votes
Preludes, Op. 23
1903

4.5
9 Votes
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
1903

3.5
3 Votes
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
1901

4.5
95 Votes
Cello Sonata, Op. 19
1901

3.9
4 Votes
Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 13
1897

4.5
6 Votes
Trio elegiaque, Op. 9
1893

4.3
2 Votes
Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3
1892

4
3 Votes
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F♯ minor, Op. 1
1891

4.1
18 Votes
Compilations
Chill with Rachmaninov
2002

3.5
1 Votes
Best of Rachmaninoff
1998

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