Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: St. Petersburg Conservatory

  • Sergei Rachmaninov, the pianist with very big hands

    Sergei Rachmaninov, the famous Russian composer, pianist, and composer, was born in 1873 into a family that descended from the Moldavian prince Stephen the Great. At age four he began piano lessons and already displayed remarkable talent. He was sent to study music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory when ten years old, and, upon being…