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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilievich 1873-1943. Russian-born composer. A virtuoso pianist, he excelled at the interpretation of the late romantic composers. His own work is largely a continuation of that genre.

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  • n. composer and piano virtuoso born in Russia (1873-1943)

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