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Sergei Rachmaninoff

1873 - 1943

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Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian-American 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 and rich orchestral colours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Rachmaninoff has received more than 4,204,141 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Sergei Rachmaninoff is the 32nd most popular composer (up from 35th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Russia and the 4th 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 32 out of 1,216Before him are Ennio Morricone, Antonio Salieri, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, and Johann Strauss II. After him are Maurice Ravel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Johann Strauss I, and Modest Mussorgsky.

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Among people born in 1873, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 1After him are Thérèse of Lisieux, Enrico Caruso, Colette, Konstantin von Neurath, Alexis Carrel, Jules Rimet, Johannes V. Jensen, 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, Karl Landsteiner, Isoroku Yamamoto, Pieter Zeeman, Camille Claudel, Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Henrik Pontoppidan, Theodor Eicke, and Yakov Dzhugashvili.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 30 out of 3,262Before him are Ayn Rand (1905), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Yuri Andropov (1914). After him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Lev Yashin (1929), Paul I of Russia (1754), Georgy Zhukov (1896), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff ranks 4Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906). After him are Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).