Sergey Rachmaninov
Date of Birth
Apr 01, 1873
Birth Place:
Vovgorod Prospect, Russia

Biography

One of the finest melodists of the neo-Romantics, this composer came from a musical family where his grandfather had been a pupil of composer-pianist John Field (inventor of the nocturne) and his father also played piano. Rachmaninov went on to study at the Conservatoire in St. Petersburg. Several of his earliest compositions were to become his most popular: the Prelude in C Sharp Minor, his opera...