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Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff

(1873 - 1943)

 
 
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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).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 40° 47.263′ N, 73° 58.734′ W. Marker
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
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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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Poe wrote The Raven (about 600 feet away); The Saxony (about 600 feet away); Volunteer of America Centennial Rose Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. ¼ 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
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3. Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff
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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 collection of video clips of Rachmaninoff. Includes shots of him standing outside his building at 505 West End Avenue. (Submitted on October 9, 2016.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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