Sergei Rachmaninoff: Life in portraits

Today we have prepared for you a selection of Rachmaninoff's photo portraits from childhood till his last years.


1880s

Sergei in 1885-86
At the piano, beg. 1880s

1890s

1890s
1892
Early 1890s
Late 1890s, with his friend, bass F.Shalyapin
1899

1900s

1901
Sergei Rachmaninoff, beg. 1900s
1904, with Rachmaninoff's autograph
1906, with Rachmaninoff's autograph
1909 with Rachmaninoff's autograph for T.Satina

1910s

Sergei Rachmaninoff at the piano, 1910s
Beg. 1910s with autograph and a fragment of score

This handwritten score is the beginning of Rachmaninoff's art song "An Excerpt from A.Musset" ("Отрывок из А.Мюссе" / "Loneliness") Op 21 N6


at his Ivanovka estate
Proofreading the score of his 3rd Piano Concerto
1910s
1916

1920s


1921
1921
1928

1930s

Rachmaninoff working with a score
Around 1936
Rachmaninoff at his desk, 1930s
Late 1930s


1940s

1941
1941

Interesting reading:

Read Rachmaninoff's memories as dictated by the great composer himself and put together by Oskar von Riesemann in his book from 1934 "Rachmaninoff's Recollections"


Here you can find our unique DICTION TUTORIALS for some of Rachmaninoff's most famous art songs https://www.russian4singers.com/rachmaninoff

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