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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. He was born Sergei Vasilevich Rachmaninov on April 2, 1873, on a large estate ... See full bio »

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  Darker Than You Think (writer: "Isle of the Dead Op 29") (announced)
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby (writer: "All By Myself")
 2016 Zootopia (writer: "All By Myself" - as Serge Rachmaninoff)
 2015 A Tale of Love and Darkness ("Women's Dance from Aleko" (Excerpt))
 2015 The Party Is Over (writer: "Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor")
 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 (Movements 1 and 2) Largo, Allegro Moderato")
 2014 Ad Nauseam ("Prelude No. 5 in G# Minor")
 2014 La voix des steppes (music: "Vocalise")
 2014 Stella cadente (writer: "Piano Concerto Nº2. in C Minor" - as Sergej Rachmaninov)
 2013 The Devil's Violinist (writer: "Paganini Variations - Rachmaninov", "Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2")
 2013 Diana (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor" - as Sergei Rachmaninov)
 2012 E a Vida Continua... (writer: "Ilha dos Mortos (Suite) da Sinfonia Nº. 1" - as Sergey Rachmaninov)
 2012 To the Wonder (writer: "The Isle of the Dead, Op.29")
 2011 The Hidden Face (writer: "Piano Concerto No 2, Op. 18 en Do Menor, 1st Movement", "Piano Concerto No 2, Op. 18 en Do Menor, 3rd Movement")
 2011/I Limitless (writer: "Prelude, Op.3: No.2 in C Sharp Minor")
 2010 Hereafter (writer: "Piano Concerto #2" (1900-01))
 2010 The Karate Kid (arranger: "Flight of the Bumblebee")
 2008 Bedtime Stories (writer: "All By Myself")
 2008 Superhero Movie (writer: "All By Myself")
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18, 2nd Movement")
 2006 The History Boys (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor - Adagio Sostenuto")
 2006 Horobicheu-reul wihayeo ("Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18")
 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (writer: "Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2 in C Sharp Minor" (1887))
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "All by Myself")
 2005 Le courage d'aimer (music: "Concerto N°2 En Ut Mineur Opus 18") / (writer: "Concerto N°2 En Ut Mineur Opus 18")
 2004 Rory O'Shea Was Here (writer: "Praise the Lord, O My Soul" (From "Vespers" Op. 37))
 2004/I Yes (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18")
 2004 Antares (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor op.30")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "All By Myself" (1975))
 2004 Dawn of the Dead (writer: "All By Myself" - as Sergei Rachmaninoff)
 2002 Bad Company (writer: "Moments Musicaux Op. 16")
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary (writer: "All by Myself" - as Rachmaninoff)
 2001 Down to Earth ("All By Myself")
 2001 Antitrust (writer: "Prelude No. 5 in G Major, Opus 32")
 2001 Forgive Me Father ("The Andante from Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor")
 2000 The Price of Milk (music: "Isle of the Dead" - as Serge Rachmaninov)
 2000 Small Time Crooks (writer: "Prelude in B minor opus 32, #10")
 2000 La captive (music: "L'ILE DES MORTS, Op 29")
 2000 Center Stage (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18" (excerpts))
 1999 Me Myself I (writer: "All By Myself" (1975))
 1999 Wisconsin Death Trip ("Oh, Never Sing to Me Again")
 1998 Ronin (writer: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Variation 18")
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips (as Sergei Rachmaninov, "Piano Concerto No.2")
 1998 Half Baked (writer: "All By Myself")
 1997 La herida luminosa ("Concierto nº 2 para piano en C menor Opus 18")
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (writer: "Khvalitye Imya Gospodnye (Praise the Name of the Lord)")
 1997 The Last Way Out (writer: "Isle Of The Dead")
 1997 Anna Karenina (writer: "Vespers, Op. 37/2", "Vespers, Op. 37/5", "Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor", "Elegie, Op. 3/1", "Piano Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor, Op. 36", "Prelude in F Sharp Minor, Op. 23/1")
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Opus 18")
 1996 Shine (arranger: "Flight Of The Bumble Bee") / (writer: "Piano Concerto No 3 In D Minor, Opus 30", "Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Opus 3, No. 2")
 1995 Sabrina ("Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini, 18th Variation")
 1995 Clueless ("ALL BY MYSELF")
 1995 To Die For (writer: "ALL BY MYSELF")
 1993 Groundhog Day (writer: "Eighteenth Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini")
 1992 Equinox (writer: "SYMPHONIC DANCES - OPUS 45" - as Sergej Rachmaninov)
 1991 Dead Again ("Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini")
 1990 Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma (writer: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", "Piano Concerto No.3")
 1990 Harry and Harriet (writer: "Never knew love like this before" - as Sergey Rachmaninov)
 1988 The Fruit Machine (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C" - uncredited)
 1987 Kiss Daddy Goodnight ("Piano Concerto #1 in F Sharp Minor")
 1984 Shackin' Up (writer: "Rachmaninoff Preludes")
 1983 Bullshot Crummond (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C" - uncredited)
 1983 Des femmes pour Gourpanof (writer: "All by Myself" - uncredited)
 1980 Somewhere in Time (writer: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43, Variation XVIII Andante Cantabile")
 1978 Killer of Sheep (writer: "Piano Concerto # 4" - as Rachmaninoff)
 1975 The Meal (music: "Prelude In E-Flat Major" - as Rachmaninoff)
 1975 Anyone But My Husband (writer: "Piano Concerto #2" - uncredited)
 1973 Stenansiktet (writer: "Konsert, piano, orkester, nr 2, op. 18, c-moll")
 1968 Nostra signora dei turchi (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2")
 1968 Interlude (writer: "Excerpts From Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 - 3rd Movement")
 1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye (music: "Elegie Op. 3, No.1" - uncredited)
 1965 Doctor Zhivago (writer: "Prelude in G minor, Op.23-5" (1901) - uncredited)
 1964 The World of Henry Orient ("Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18")
 1963 The Indian Scarf (writer: "Op. 3 No. 2 In C Sharp Minor")
 1957 The Bolshoi Ballet (writer: "Spring Water")
 1955 The Seven Year Itch (writer: "Piano Concerto #2" (1900-01) - uncredited)
 1954 Rhapsody (music: "Concerto #2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra")
 1953 The Story of Three Loves (writer: "Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini")
 1950 September Affair (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2" - uncredited)
 1947 Carnegie Hall (music: "Vocalise" - uncredited)
 1946 I've Always Loved You (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor", "Prelude in C-sharp Minor")
 1946 Holiday in Mexico (music: "I Think of You", "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor" - uncredited)
 1945 Brief Encounter (writer: "Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2.")
 1945 Battle for Music ("Piano Concerto No. 2 in C", uncredited)
 1943 Adventure for Two (music: "Prelude in C-Sharp Minor" - uncredited)
 1943 Hit the Ice (writer: "Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op.3 No.2" (1887) - uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races (music: "Prelude in C-Sharp Minor" (1892) - uncredited)
 1935 The Scoundrel (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2" - uncredited)
 1932 Doctor X (music: "Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Op.3 No.2" (1887) - uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel (writer: "Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18" (1900-01) - uncredited)
 1929 Synthetic Sin (music: "Prelude" - uncredited)
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Sergeï Rachmaninoff | Sergei Rachmaninov | S. Rakhmaninov | Sergei Rakhmaninov | Sergey Rakhmaninov


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Always had a piano technician traveling with him, because he refused to touch a poorly maintained piano. He used to say that in order to make a great performance you need a great piano. He had a similar attention to his cars: he hired a personal car mechanic for custom care about his two luxury cars. See more »


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