Stamp of the Month: March 2018

Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachma-
ninoff was born in Oneg on April 1, 1873. He died on March 28, 1943 in Beverly Hills. In March 2018, his death marks the 75th time.
Rachmaninoff studied piano and composition in Moscow. With the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917, he moved to Paris, from where he started numerous concert tours through Europe and

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America. As a pianist, he became world-famous. In 1935 he moved to the USA. Rachmaninoff’s compo-
sitions include piano concerts, operas, symphonies, symphonic dances and symphonic poems. His Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3 are world-renowned and regularly played by many orchestras.

The video shows the Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova (* 1990) and the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Martin Panteleev (* 1976) with the Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.