Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) 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.

Compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff appear on

Music for Trumpet and the King Of Instruments

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In the world of classical music, one of the most special and enduring combinations of instruments is that of the trumpet and the pipe organ. This combination, dating back over a millenia, has produced a tradition of heroic and majestic music making.

Timeless

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The title “Timeless” reflects Tamara Smolyar's desire to offer a personal interpretation of these classic pieces and creates something for her family and others to enjoy. Moreover, the title echoes the beauty of music’s ability to travel across generations and cultures to reach new audiences. Hopefully, you can be inspired by these compositions as well.

Tensile Flame

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Michael Kieran Harvey, piano. The first disc traces the influence of the Liszt B minor Sonata on three early 20th Century composers: Rachmaninov, Ravel and Skryabin. The second features contemporary music by Australian composer Carl Vine.

Bon Voyage!

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Igor and Olga Piano Duo take the listener on a first-class musical journey, with their debut CD Bon Voyage, featuring inspirational piano duo pieces from around the world.

Imo Pectore

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With Ian Holtham as your guide, 'Imo Pectore' – 'music from the inner most recesses of the heart' highlights the remarkable genius of four great composers, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Rachmaninov.

Original Transcriptions for Piano

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Piano transcriptions as you have never heard them before. This disc by Australian pianist-composer Cameron Roberts is a tour-de-force of piano virtuosity and originality.

Moscow State RTV Symphony Orchestra

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An exhilirating performance of Rachmaninov's "Paganini Rhapsody" and Beethoven's Seventh by the Moscow State RTV Symphony Orchestra, recorded live in Moscow Radio Hall in December 1998.