Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

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Nationality

Russian

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

4 piano concertos, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Fun Facts

  • As a young man, Rachmaninoff amazed his teachers with his jaw-dropping talent on the piano and in his compositions.
  • Rachmaninof possibly had the largest hands in classical music history. His hand could span 12 piano keys from the tip of his pinky to the end of his thumb.
  • He had a passion for fast cars and speed boats. He was the first in his neighborhood to own an automobile.

Get to know Rachmaninoff in this video by Columbus Symphony Violist Mary Farrington!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Rachmaninoff’s Music

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