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Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Small Photo
1873 - 1943

Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов. Rachmaninoff was a omposer who was the last great figure of the tradition of Russian Romanticism, and a leading piano virtuoso of his time. He is especially known for his piano concerti, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the choral masterpiece All-Night Vigil (Vespers)Rachmaninoff's music, although written mostly in the 20th century, remains firmly entrenched in the 19th-century musical idiom. He was, in effect, the final expression of the tradition embodied by Tchaikovsky -- a melodist of Romantic dimensions still writing in an era of explosive change and experimentation. (Read more - Wikipedia article.)


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