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Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff

(1873 - 1943)

Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff Marker
Inscription. Lived in this building the last seventeen years of his life. The Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor settled in the New York in 1918; he gave over a thousand concerts throughout America and became a citizen of the United States. Here he composed, among other works, his Fourth Piano Concerto, the Corelli Variations, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, his Third Symphony and the Symphonic Dances.

Presented by Voytek Matushevski, Lucia DeBrilli, Raphael Kastoriano, The Commercial Bank of New York, Steinway & Sons and the City of New York.

December 1, 1993

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Rachmaninoff's death, the 100th anniversary of his professional debut and the 120th of his birth.
Erected 1993 by The City of New York and 5 others (see marker transcription).
Location. 40° 47.263′ N, 73° 58.734′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West End Avenue and West 84th Street, on the right when traveling south on West End Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 West End Avenue, New York NY 10024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff Marker - Wide View
walking distance of this marker. Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Poe wrote The Raven (about 600 feet away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. ¼ mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); West End Collegiate Church and Collegiate School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tecumseh Playground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamilton Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joan of Arc (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Sergei Rachmaninoff (Wikipedia). Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (Russian: Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов, tr. Sergéj Vasíl'evič Rahmáninov; IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej rɐxˈmanʲɪnəf];] 1 April [O.S. 20 March] 1873 – 28 March 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late-Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the classical repertoire. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. (Submitted on October 9, 2016.) 

2. Sergei Rachmaninoff Voice and Video. 9 minute narrated
Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff image. Click for full size.
By Kubey Rembrandt Studios, Phila., Pa., 1921
3. Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff
Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
collection of video clips of Rachmaninoff. Includes shots of him standing outside his building at 505 West End Avenue. (Submitted on October 9, 2016.) 
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