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Monument to Sergey Rahmaninov in Moscow
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Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: Сергей Васильевич Рахманинов, tr. Sergey Vasil'evich Rakhmaninov) (1 April 1873 [O.S. 20 March] – 28 March 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He was one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, very nearly the last great representative of Russian late Romanticism in classical music. Early influences of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other Russian composers gave way to a thoroughly personal idiom which included a pronounced lyricism, expressive breadth, structural ingenuity and a tonal palette of rich, distinctive orchestral colors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Rachmaninoff 

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