Сергей Рахманинов (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

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He naturalized to American citizenship on February 1, 1943 (eight weeks before he died).

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Legal name: Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов


Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов, tr. Sergéj Vasíl'evič Rahmáninov; IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej rɐxˈmanʲɪnəf]; 1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.

Born into a musical family, Rachmaninoff took up the piano at age four. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1892 and had composed several piano and orchestral pieces by this time. In 1897, following the 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. After the Russian Revolution, Rachmaninoff and his family left Russia and resided in the United States, first in New York City. Demanding piano concert tour schedules caused his output as composer to slow tremendously; between 1918 and 1943, he completed just six compositions, including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Symphony No. 3, and Symphonic Dances. In 1942, Rachmaninoff moved to Beverly Hills, California. He acquired U.S. citizenship a month before his death from advanced melanoma.

Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and other Russian composers gave way to a personal style notable for its song-like melodicism, expressiveness and his use of rich orchestral colors. The piano is featured prominently in Rachmaninoff's compositional output, and through his own skills as a performer he explored the expressive possibilities of the instrument.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Sergei Rachmaninoff; John Scott, The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Ory Brown, David Vanderwal 1
2009 24 Preludes Sergei Rachmaninov; Steven Osborne 2
2009 The Miserly Knight, op. 24 Rachmaninoff; Gianandrea Noseda, BBC Philharmonic 1
2009 Piano Concerto no. 2 / 6 Préludes Sergei Rachmaninoff; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Wisłocki, Sviatoslav Richter 1
2009 Piano Trios Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov; Lang Lang, Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky 1
2009 Rachmaninov 4 (original 1926 version) / Medtner 2 Rachmaninov, Medtner; Yevgeny Sudbin, North Carolina Symphony, Grant Llewellyn 1
2009 Complete Works for Two Pianos Rachmaninoff; Nina Schumann, Luis Magalhães 1
2009 Piano Concerto no. 3 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninov; Denis Matsuev, Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev 2
2009 Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Zenph Re-Performance Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
2010 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Evelyn Chen, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 2
2010 Symphony no. 2 Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 1
2010 Symphony no. 2 in E minor / The Rock Serge Rachmaninoff; BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2010 Aleko Serge Rachmaninoff; Coro del Teatro Regio di Torino, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2010 Symphony no. 2 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev 2
2010 Piano Concertos 3 & 4 Sergei Rachmaninov; Leif Ove Andsnes, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano 1
2010 Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, op. 31 / Vespers, op. 37 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Accentus, Eric Ericsons Chamber Choir 1
2010 Rachmaninov: Trio elegiaque in G minor, No. 1 / Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, Op. 50 Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky; Gould Piano Trio 1
2010 Klaveriteosed Sergei Rahmaninov; Vardo Rumessen 1
2010 Rachmaninow 3 / Tchaikowsky 1 Rachmaninow, Tschaikowsky; National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Vladimir Spivakov, Nikolai Tokarev 1
2011 Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite from Swan Lake / Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov; St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov 1
2011 Prokofiev : Concerto no. 2 / Rachmaninov: Danses Symphoniques Prokofiev, Rachmaninov; Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev 1
2011 Paganini Rhapsody / Piano Concerto no. 2 Sergei Rachmaninov; Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Yuja Wang 1
2011 Symphonic Dances op. 45 Rachmaninov; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 2
2011 Symphony No. 3 / Prince Rostislav / Caprice bohémien Rachmaninoff; BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda 1
2011 Piano Concertos Ravel, Rachmaninov, Haydn; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli 1
2011 Rachmaninoff: Moments musiceaux / Scriabin: Sonata no. 5 / Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev; Alexander Gavrylyuk 1
2011 Chopin / Liszt / Rachmaninoff / Schostakowitsch Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Schostakowitsch; Trio D’Ante Vienna 1
2012 Symphony No. 3 / Caprice Bohemien / Vocalise Rachmaninov; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko 1
2012 Romances Rachmaninov; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ivari Ilja 1
2012 Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schumann; Alexis Weissenberg 1
2012 Symphony no. 3 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninov; Yevgeny Sudbin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2012 Rachmaninov: Concerto nº 4 (1926) / Scriabine: Prométhée Sergueï Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabine; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano, Alain Lefèvre 2
2012 Paganini Rhapsody / Piano Concertos 1 & 4 Rachmaninov; Noriko Ogawa, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Owain Arwel Hughes 2
2012 BBC Music, Volume 20, Number 10: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Symphonic Dances Sergey Rachmaninov; Barry Douglas, Ulster Orchestra, Michał Dworzyński, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Olari Elts 1
2012 Symphony No. 2 / Dances from Aleko Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko 1
2012 Symphonic Dances / The Isle of the Dead / The Rock Rachmaninov; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2012 All-Night Vigil Rachmaninov; Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava 2
2012 Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 Rachmaninov; Nikolai Lugansky 1
2012 Shostakovich Rachmaninov Shostakovich, Rachmaninov; Sol Gabetta, Münchner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel, Olga Kern 1
2012 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Rachmaninov: Vocalise Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov; Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung Whun Chung 1
2013 The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody Rachmaninov; Valentina Lisitsa, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis 1
2013 Symphony no. 3 in A minor, op. 44 / Symphonic Dances, op. 45 Sergey Rachmaninov; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 2
2013 Symphony no. 1 / Piano Concerto no. 1 Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Yevgeny Sudbin, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui 1
2013 Voyages Meredith Monk, Sergei Rachmaninov, Conrad Tao, Maurice Ravel; Conrad Tao 1
2013 Piano Trios Rachmaninov; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Mats Lidström 1
2013 A Century of Russian Colours Rachmaninoff, Kabalevsky, Auerbach; Camille Thomas, Beatrice Berrut 1
2013 Shostakovich: Viola Sonata / Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata / Vocalise Shostakovich, Rachmaninov; Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexei Grynyuk 1
2013 Symphony no. 2 / Vocalise Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2014 Vadym Kholodenko plays Rachmaninoff & Medtner Rachmaninoff, Medtner; Vadym Kholodenko 1
2014 The Sacred Music of Russia Gretchaninov, Kastalsky, Rachmaninov; Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson 1
2014 Vespers Rachmaninov; Netherlands Radio Choir, Kaspars Putniņš 1
2014 Dances, Poems, Fairy Tales Liszt, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, De Falla, Chopin, Medtner; Anna Scheps 1
2014 Piano Sonatas nos. 1 and 2 / Prelues Rachmaninoff; Xiayin Wang 1
2014 Monna Vanna (Act I) / Songs Rachmaninov; Moscow Conservatory Opera Soloists, Students Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Soile Isokoski, Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
2014 Coleção Folha Mestres da música clássica, volume 23: Serguei Rachmaninov Serguei Rachmaninov 1
2014 Liszt, Brahms, Lutosławski: Paganini Variations / Rachmaninov: Paganini Rhapsody Liszt, Brahms, Lutosławski, Rachmaninov; Tzimon Barto, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach 1
2014 Rachmaninov: Sonate pour piano nº 2 / Haydn: Sonate nº 38 / Ravel: La Valse Rachmaninov, Haydn, Ravel; Alain Lefèvre 1
2015 All-Night Vigil Rachmaninoff; Phoenix Chorale, Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy 1
2015 Chrysostomos-Liturgie Sergei Rachmaninow; Rundfunkchor Berlin, Nicolas Fink 1
2015 Variations Rachmaninov; Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin 2
2015 Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 2 / Liadov: The Enchanted Lake Rachmaninov, Liadov; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 2
2015 Yevgeny Sudbin plays Medtner & Rachmaninov Medtner, Rachmaninov; Yevgeny Sudbin 1
2015 Brahms & Rachmaninoff: Symphony # 2 Brahms, Rachmaninoff; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra 1
2015 Cello Sonatas Rachmaninov, Chopin; Alisa Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan 3
2016 Symphony No. 3; 10 Songs (Arr. Jurowski) Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; Владимир Михайлович Юровский, Всеволод Гривнов, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2016 Études-tableaux, op. 39 / Moments musicaux Sergey Rachmaninov; Boris Giltburg 1
2016 Rachmaninov: Symphony no. 1 / Balakirev: Tamara Rachmaninov, Balakirev; London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev 1
3rd. Piano Concerto Rachmaninov; Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari 1
Cello Sonatas Chopin, Rachmaninov; Alexander Kniazev, Nikolai Lugansky 1
Chopin: Concerto No.1 / Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Chopin, Rachmaninoff; Van Cliburn 1
Complete Music for Two Pianos, Volume 2 Sergei Rachmaninoff; Martin Jones, Richard McMahon 1
Concerto no. 3 pour piano et orchestre Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff; Vladimir Horowitz, London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates 1
Das Grosse Abend- und Morgenlob, op. 37 / Vier Motetten Rachmaninoff, Kastalsky; The Bruckner-Mahler Choir of London, Wyn Morris 1
From Russia To America (piano: Nils Franke) Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Rakhmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Grieg, Rakhmaninov; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer, Indrek Laul 1
Liebesfried (Love's Joy) & Serenade Sergei Rachmaninoff 1
Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Op.31 (V.Polyansky, Russian State Symphony Cappella) Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Morceaux de Salon / Moments musicaux Rachmaninov; Mikhail Voskressensky 1
National Philharmonic Orchestra - Leopold Stokowski Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
Piano Rachmaninoff, Bach; Ana Eugenia González Gallo 1
Piano Concerto no. 1 / Rhapsodie on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninov; Philharmonia Orchestra, Libor Pešek, Mikhail Pletnev 1
Piano Concerto no. 2 / Three Preludes Rachmaninov; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Moura Lympany 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Preludes (New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Moshe Atzmon, piano: Agustin Avievas) Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Piano Concerto no. 3 Sergei Rachmaninov; USSR Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Lazarev, Andrei Gavrilov 3
Piano Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninoff; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Rachmaninov; Byron Janis, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch 1
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, op. 30 Rachmaninoff; London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti, Byron Janis 1
Piano Concertos - Concert 1 and 4 - Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Piano Concertos 1 & 2 and Prelude in C#m (Mikhail Pletnev, Dmitri Alexeev & Martino Tirimo) Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Piano Concertos 3 & 4 Rachmaninoff; Zoltán Kocsis, San Francisco Symphony, Edo de Waart 1
Préludes / Moments Musicaux Rachmaninov; Nikolai Lugansky 1
Preludes opp. 23 & 32 / Morceaux de fantaisie op. 3 / Moments Musicaux op. 16 Rachmaninov; Dmitri Alexeev 1
Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata / Vocalise / Dvořák: Polonaise / Sibelius: Malinconia Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Sibelius; Heinrich Schiff, Elisabeth Leonskaja 1
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in e, op. 27 (1907) / Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Op. 26 (1921) (conductor: Leopold Stokowski, piano: William Kapell) Rachmaninoff / Prokofiev 1
Rachmaninoff's Greatest Hits Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов 1
Rachmaninov / Ravel Rachmaninov, Ravel; Lise de la Salle 1
Rachmaninov: Concerto pour piano no. 2, op. 18 / Grieg: Concerto pour piano, op. 16 Sergei Rachmaninov, Edvard Grieg; François-René Duchâble, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Theodor Guschlbauer 1
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Bach: Piano Concerto BWV 1052 Rachmaninoff, Bach; Richter, USSR RTV Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling 1
Sinfonie Nr. 1 d-moll Sergej Rachmaninoff; Bohuslav-Martinů-Philharmonie, Peter Lücker 1
Songs Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov; Daniil Shtoda, Larissa Gergieva 1

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