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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that included a pronounced lyricism, expressive breadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors. The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's c ...read more

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1 April 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom that included a pronounced lyricism, expressive breadth, structural ingenuity, and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors. The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output. He made a point of using his own skills as a performer to explore fully the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Even in his earliest works he revealed a sure grasp of idiomatic piano writing and a striking gift for melody. « hide

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LPs
Vespers: All-Night Vigil (Soderstrom)
2003

4.5
3 Votes
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
1940

3.8
3 Votes
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
1934

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

4.1
8 Votes
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36
1913

3.3
3 Votes
The Bells, Op. 35
1913

4.5
1 Votes
Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
1911

Preludes, Op. 32
1910

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

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

4.3
9 Votes
The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
1908

4.4
5 Votes
Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
1903

3.5
3 Votes
Preludes, Op. 23
1903

4.7
6 Votes
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
1901

4.5
87 Votes
Cello Sonata, Op. 19
1901

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

4.5
7 Votes
Trio elegiaque, Op. 9
1893

4.5
1 Votes
Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3
1892

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

4.2
12 Votes
Compilations
Chill with Rachmaninov
2002

3.5
1 Votes
Piano Concertos 1-4 (Ashkenazy)
1995

5
1 Votes

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