Sergei Rachmaninoff: Biography, Music & Songs


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What event caused Rachmaninoff to stop composing for several years?

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1. Rachmaninoff is best remembered for what musical accomplishments?

2. What event caused renewed interest in the career of Sergei Rachmaninoff?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite some early hardship, Sergei Rachmaninoff became a successful composer in the early 20th century. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of his life and music. The quiz questions will ask you about the event that caused him to cease composing for many years and the event that renewed interest in his music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test you on the following:

  • His most remembered musical accomplishments
  • The melody that haunted him and is quoted in several compositions
  • Works of Rachmaninoff

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and works of Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the event that revived an interest in his music and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason he stopped composing for several years
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about his musical accomplishments

Additional Learning

Take a look at the lesson named Sergei Rachmaninoff: Biography, Music & Songs to examine this Russian composer's life and career. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the treatment he used to restore his confidence
  • Learn about his life in Russia, Germany, and the US
  • Discover the music from later in his life
  • Understand his influence on modern day music