.)Rachmaninoff is regarded as one of the mostinfluential pianists of the 20th century. He hadlegendary technical facilities and rhythmic drive,and his large hands were able to cover theinterval of athirteenthon the keyboard (a handspan of approximately twelve inches). Accordingto fellow composer Igor StravinskyRachmaninoff stood 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm)tall.
.He also had the ability to play complexcompositions upon first hearing. Manyrecordings were made by theVictor TalkingMachine Companyrecording label of Rachmaninoff performing his own music, aswell as works from the standard repertory.His reputation as a composer has generated avariety of opinions, before his music gainedsteady recognition across the world. The 1954edition of