Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, & conductor. Influenced by Tchaikovsky & other Russian composers, the piano figures prominently in his original compositions.
- A poster for a Rachmaninoff concert adorns a wall of the Happiness Hotel in The Great Muppet Caper. The poster was for a December 1st concert at Paris' Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The program included pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, & Rachmaninoff himself.
- In the trumpet gag to The Muppet Show episode 410, Gonzo says " What were you expecting, Rachmaninoff?"
- The composer’s name was referenced with the WORM band The Flying Rachmaninoffs on SESAME STREET.
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