Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov

(1873-1943)

Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Russian pianist and composer. He travelled widely giving concerts and had a reputation as an exceptional pianist. His composing career got off to a bad start when his First Symphony flopped after a poorly-played premiere. His Piano Concertos, especially the second, have enjoyed huge popularity, as has his Second Symphony. He retained a distinctively romantic and emotional style while his contempories were exploring new idioms. He left Russia on the outbreak of the 1917 Revolution and never returned.

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