Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    1st April 1873
  • Died
    28th March 1943
  • Birthplace
    Velikij Novgorod, Russia

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Cm, Op. 18 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.40 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 Rhapsody Piano and orchestra