Great Russian Composers – Sergei Rachmaninoff

00-K03819Sergei Rachmaninoff was born in Oneg, Russia, in 1871. His first piano teacher was his mother, who began teaching young Sergei when he was four years old. He began his studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory at the age of ten, later continuing his studies at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1892 he was presented his diploma, his main areas being piano performance and composition.

Because of the Russian Revolution in 1917, he and his family fled to Finland, then Denmark, and finally, to the United States, where they eventually settled in Beverly Hills, California. Rachmaninoff was active as a composer, conductor and concert pianist in the United States. Some of the most popular piano works composed by Rachmaninoff are his Fourteen Preludes, Opus 3, #2, and Opus 32, #1-13, his concertos, “Etudes Tableaux” and “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”

Stanton’s carries many of his piano compositions. For more information, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at, or visit our website, Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


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