The Russian composer, Rachmaninoff is known to be the most innovative composer of the 1800 era. His first-ever concert in 1891 was F-Sharp minor which was again revised in 1917. He has a total of 4 such concerts which took him to such fame.
This is based on a computer study conducted by a team of Korean researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea. This team calculated the novelty scores and influence scores of 900 compositions of classical piano. These compositions were written by 19 composers during the time period from 1700 to 1900 and the scores were based on how unique the compositions were.
They were compared to the previous compositions of each composer. High novelty scores were gained by the composers from 1820 to 1910 which is considered as the romantic era. The scientists developed an algorithm capable of judging how the 19 composers brought forward the art form.
This legendary composer Rachmaninoff got on top of this computer rating which was created by the researchers. The computer model segregated every new musical period in terms of music styles. The authors noted that compositions from 1750 to 1820 had the lowest score. Haydn and Mozart were the most influential during this period. It was then succeeded by Beethoven.
Rachmaninoff’s performances in the highest-paid concerts of the United States took him to the top level of this computer scoring. In comparison to the other 18 composers, his work had the highest novelty score and that is why he was considered as the most innovative composer. He was followed by J. S. Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn as the most influential composers of the Romantic era.
An excellent performer on the Piano, Rachmaninoff was a composer who was born in Russia in 1873 but immigrated to the United States during the Russian Revolution.