Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Complete Works on Spotify

Sergei Rachmaninoff was born 137 years ago today. He is the last great representative of Russian late Romanticism in classical music, the composer of the last great romantic piano concerto, and the coolest emo that ever walked the earth. OK you may not agree with me on the last one, then take it as a Fools' Day joke and don't accuse me of blasphemy:) I do love many of his deeper works, such as the symphonies and choral works.

Here's the Spotify playlist: Sergei Rachmaninoff: Complete Works (277 tracks, 1.1 days). It consists of the op. 1-45, sorted by opus numbers. And some interesting works without opus numbers, like the lovely string quartets and the only survived movement of his "Youth" symphony. This is the wiki page for the list of compositions.

Rachmaninoff is also one of the greatest pianists of the last century, check out Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff (Spotify link) for his interpretations of his own works.


  1. Thx! YOu're awesome!!

  2. The listing above states 277 tracks, however following the link I am only greeted with 137 tracks. Am I doing something wrong?

  3. Patrik, I made this playlist almost two years ago, at that time Chandos was still on Spotify, and Spotify hasn't launched in the US. Now Chandos pulled out, and many tracks available on Spotify UK are not currently on Spotify USA. If you go to Spotify's Preferences and uncheck "Hide Unplayable Tracks" you will see the full list.

    Recently I've been spending some time updating my previous playlist, to make them more US-friendly. All playlists made after July 2011 were also double checked with a Spotify US account.

    I will try to update this playlist when I can find the time. Stay tuned:)

  4. Love what you have done so far. I've used many of your playlists earlier.

    But now im not sure what im doing wrong here. I get an empty list when selecting the "complete works" link

    1. The link works for me. Most likely it's a temporary glitch on Spotify or your web browser, please try again or copy and paste the playlist url into Spotify's search box and press Enter.

    2. Sweet. Now it works Thnx. Keep up the good work. :)

    3. And now comes the job of replacing 80+ tracks that is not available in my region..:)

    4. I wanted to update my old playlists and make most tracks available to Spotify US users; so far I've only done the Beethoven and Mozart. In my limited time I'd rather make new playlists. If you like, please send the replacement tracks you used to my Spotify inbox, so I can update this one. Thanks.

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