Composer of the Month

Each month during the school year we learn about a composer.  We learn facts about the composer as well as listen to pieces of music written by the composer.  Below you will find the current Composer of the Month information.

August 2009

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff)

" The last of the great Romantics"


Born in Novgorod, Russia

By the age of 19 he had written his First Piano Concerto and a one-act opera.

Made his first visit to America in 1909.

He was a great pianist and conductor.

The last years of his life were spent living in Los Angeles.  In 1943 his life was taken by cancer.