Essay on Biography of Sergei Rachmaninoff

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“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” This is a quote from the great and talented composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. If you look up what the quote means you can get many different answers, but many I don’t agree with. I believe the quote means something more to Rachmaninoff. I think the quote means that through Rachmaninoff’s lifetime he could have been satisfied with the music he created, but through his lifetime he did not create all the music he could have. This speaks to how talented Rachmaninoff is at composing such master pieces in music. From his early child hood in Russia to becoming a worldwide success he has always had that drive to write music.
Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on April 1, 1873 in one of the oldest cities in Russia Novgorod. His father was an officer in the Army and his mother was born to a very wealthy family. The Rachmaninoff’s were part of an old aristocracy where the attitude was still there but the money was not. His family was very dysfunctional. His father was a strong alcoholic, which gambled regularly, eventually he lost all of his wife’s money. In 1882 Sergei’s father finally deserted the family Sergei was nine years old.
Young Sergei was quite often considered a problem child, and he was very arrogant. He had out of this world talent however. At the ripeful age of nine Rachmaninoff was enrolled at the College of Music in St. Petersburg. Since Rachmaninoff was arrogant he never bothered to study.…

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