Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor of the late Romantic period. Some of his compositions are staples in the classical music repertoire.
Born into a musical family, Rachmaninoff took up the piano at the age of four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892, having already composed several piano and orchestral pieces. In 1897, following the negative critical reaction to his Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff entered a four-year depression and composed little until successful therapy allowed him to complete his enthusiastically received Piano Concerto No. 2 in 1901. For the next sixteen years, Rachmaninoff conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre, relocated to Dresden, Germany, and toured the United States for the first time.
Following the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninoff and his family left Russia; in 1918, they settled in the United States, first in New York City.

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Moments musicaux, Op.16: V:Adagio sostenuto in D-flat majorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas2:13
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Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor,Op.30: 1st mov. cadenza (Ossia)Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas1:46
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Morceaux de fantasie, Op.3: II.Prélude "The Bells of Moscow" - Lento in C-sharp minorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas2:41
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Morceaux de fantasie, Op.3: IV.Polichinelle - Allegro vivace in F-sharp minorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas2:39
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Morceaux de fantasie, Op.3: I.Elégie - Moderato in E-flat minorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas3:21
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Moments musicaux, Op.16: VI:Maestoso in C majorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas3:16
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Piano Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor,Op.1: 1st mov. cadenza (1890-91 first version)Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas1:44
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Morceaux de fantasie, Op.3: V.Sérénade - Sostenuto - B-flat minor (1940 second version)Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas2:06
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Moments musicaux, Op.16: II.Allegretto in E-flat minor (1897 first version)Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas2:09
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Moments musicaux, Op.16: I.Andantino in B-Flat minorRachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantasie, Moments musicaux, Cadenzas4:08
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