Sergei Rachmaninoff

1873 - 1943

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Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, virtuoso 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 notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness, dense contrapuntal textures, and rich orchestral colours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Rachmaninoff has received more than 5,159,456 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Sergei Rachmaninoff is the 24th most popular composer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 30th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Composer.

Sergei Rachmaninoff is most famous for his piano concertos, which are considered some of the best of all time.

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Among composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 24 out of 1,451Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet, Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Stravinsky, and Ennio Morricone. After him are Claude Debussy, Bedřich Smetana, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck.

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Among people born in 1873, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 1After him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Enrico Caruso, Johannes V. Jensen, Colette, Konstantin von Neurath, Jules Rimet, Alexis Carrel, Thomas Andrews, Luigi Lucheni, Henri Barbusse, and Alfred Jarry. Among people deceased in 1943, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 2Before him is Nikola Tesla. After him are David Hilbert, Isoroku Yamamoto, Pieter Zeeman, Simone Weil, Karl Landsteiner, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Boris III of Bulgaria, Theodor Eicke, and Sophie Scholl.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 32 out of 3,761Before him are Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Alexander III of Russia (1845). After him are Yul Brynner (1920), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Georgy Zhukov (1896), David Hilbert (1862), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 3Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), and Igor Stravinsky (1882). After him are Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mily Balakirev (1837), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Sofia Gubaidulina (1931).