Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergey Rashmaninov (Сергей Васильевий Рахманинов)


Rashmaninov was born April 1, 1873, north of Novgorod, in a family of noble nobles with Tatar. His ancestors descended from Stephen III of Moldavia.

Rashmaninoff's father, Vasily Arkadievich Rachmaninoff, 1842-1916), was a soldier. And the mother was Lubov (Lyubov Petrovna Butakava).

She taught Rashmanov to play piano from a young age until she was four years old. She hired Anna Ornatskaya as a piano trainer at home.

Rashmaninov started learning music at a young age, where his parents and parents liked to play piano as people who kept pushing.

When he was about 9 years old, the family suffered financial difficulties because his father was addicted to gambling, he had to sell his house and move to St. Petersburg, where Rashmaninov attended the St.Petersburg Conservatory.

1883, the family moved to Moscow.

1888 attended music at the Moscow Conservatory, a boarding school. At this school, Rashmanov had the opportunity to study music with Sergey Taneyev and Anton Arensky.

In addition, Rashmaninov, at the age of 13 (1890), had the opportunity to get to know Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the first time at this school.

In 1892 May, graduated from the Moscow Music School, where Rashmaninov had a blank play writing “Aleko”, an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin's poem The Gypsies, which Aleka was first opened at the Bolshoi Theatre on May 19.

And this year, he's had his own piece of “Prelude in C Sharp Minor,” coming out, which made his name overnight.

In 1893, Rashmaninov worked as a music teacher at the Moscow Mariinsky Theater, and soon moved to teach at St. Catherine's Women's College and at the Elizabeth Institute.

Musical novelist Trio élégiaque No. 2 to commemorate Tchaikovsky who died.

1897 March 15, the opening of his own Symphony No.1 in Moscow, appeared to receive a negative response, which caused him to suffer from depression and did not make any work for more than three years.

1900 features the Piano Concerto No.2, dedicated to Nicholai Dahl, the doctor who helped heal his mental illness until he regained confidence to reinvent the work.

1902 May 12, married Natalia (Natalya Satina), who later had two daughters together named Irina (Irina Sergeievna Rachmaninova, b.1903) and Tatiana (Tatiana Sergeievna Rachmaninova, b.1907).

1904 won the Glinka Award for Piano Concerto No.2.

This year he fell to work as a lecturer at the Bolshoi Theatre, whose contract was agreed for two seasons. At the Balshoi Theater, Rashmaninov created a series of works, The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini.

In 1906, because of social and political problems during that period, before and after the 1905 Revolution, Rashmaninov resigned from his job at the Balchoy Theater before the end of Second Setion.

November, he moved his family to Dresden (Dresden, Germany) in Germany. During this time, he also had the opportunity to open piano performances in the US and Canada.

1909 returned to Russia, and this year went to the opening of 10 U.S. concerts.

February 1910, returned from a concert tour in the United States and was vice-president of the Imperial Russian Musical Society (Imperia Russian Musical Society)

1912 resigned from the Royal Music Society and took the family to a Swiss holiday. But later his daughter was born ill with typhoid, allowing him to take his daughter to German treatment because he believed it in the doctors there, and after his daughter recovered, Rashmaninov returned to Russia.

In 1917, Rashmaninov emigrated from Russia after the October Revolution, travelling to Sweden and later to Denmark. This time, he did not return from Russia.

November 1918, Arriving in New York, where his life in America was successful and made him very rich by the opening of musical performances.

In 1932, Rashmaninov built a Swiss mansion called “Villa Senar”, derived from his name, wife, and surname.

During the Great Patriotic war, Rashmaninov opened several concerts to raise money for the Red Army. Although Rashmanov didn't like Bolsheviks or Communists, he had a great Russian background. Surrounded himself among Russians, but as the city faces war, he tries to support and bless the Red Army for victory.

1942 moved to California.

1943 March 28, died in California from cancer, where his body was packed in an iron container and buried at the Kensico Cemetery in New York. But Rashmanov had a desire to bring his body back to Russia, but this desire was not fulfilled.

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