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Today in History, April 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff belongs to Russia's most widely acclaimed composers.

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was born 141 years ago today, in 1873. Following the Russian Revolution in 1917 he left the country. His "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" was composed in Switzerland.

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