Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Sergey Rachmaninov (Tully Potter Collection)Sergey Rachmaninov (Tully Potter Collection)

Introduction

Few musicians have successfully followed two musical disciplines, but Rachmaninov managed three: composer, conductor and pianist. His music is tonal, classically structured and imbued with harmonic beauty and melodies of overpowering expressiveness – a Romantic writing after the Romantic era had passed. Read the full biography.

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Rachmaninov – 10 Essential Recordings

New to Rachmaninov? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...

  1. Piano Concerto No 2
  2. Symphony No 2
  3. Piano Concerto No 3
  4. Preludes
  5. Piano Sonata No 2
  6. Symphonic Dances
  7. The Miserly Knight
  8. Paganini Rhapsody
  9. Liturgy of St John Chrystostom
  10. Piano Concerto No 4

Building your Collection

Select a musical category below to explore the finest Rachmaninov recordings available.

Orchestral Chamber/Inst. Vocal Opera

The Isle of the Dead Piano Music (Complete) Liturgy The Miserly Knight

Piano Concertos (Complete) Piano Sonata No 2 Songs

Piano Concerto No 1 Piano Trios

Piano Concerto No 2 Preludes

Piano Concerto No 3

Piano Concerto No 4

Paganini Rhapsody

Symphonies – Complete

Symphony No 2

Symphonic Dances

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