Hello, I'm currently working on the second concerto by rachmaninoff and i have a little problem in the third movement! After the arpeggios where the piano starts to play without the orchestra i can't find good fingerings for the left hand!I use (532)-1-2-(51) but i can't get it at the correct tempo! Some help would be appreciated! Neno ,(excuse me for my english!).
Has anyone heard this? My piano teacher, a composer, suggested this idea to me while I was learning the Tchaikovsky. He says that Rachmaninov even acknowledged that he stole his ideas for the Second Concerto from Tchaikovsky's first. Is this true, or is it still within the realm of music being built off of other music over time?
I played this with the Knoxville Youth Symphony last May, my senior year in high school. I made some obvious mistakes, and the orchestra and I weren't always together, but I'm just happy I made it through it.
For those of you who have learnt Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto in c minor No.2, How hard is it actually compared to the rest of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos? Do you think that it's more do'able for someone with small hands? How much harder is it then Beethoven's Concertos, Schumann's Concertos?
I know that a lot of people think that Rachmaninoff #2 is an overrated piece because so many people have played and recorded it. But the thing is... I never played it!
So, I would like to know your feedback about what you think is the best way to study this piece in a way to get it ready in 3 months. (any methods for difficult technique slots, ways to subdivide the piece in order to study by bites, or anything you could suggest in a way to help me, etc).
I already played the Paganini Rhapsody, and a lot of etudes and preludes so, I am familiar with this style. But still, 2#concerto brings new challenges.
Any ideas or suggestions will be welcomed and very appreciated!
I need some advice on the poco piu mosso bridge section towards the beginning of the first movement of Rachmaninoff's 2nd concerto. I'm having a huge amount of trouble with the left hand in this part, specifically with the second and third measures. If it helps, the notes here are "F, E flat, A, C, A, D, E flat, A, B flat, C, D, A, F sharp, C, F sharp, B flat, C." My professor and I talked about fingering this at the end of the semester before summer break, and she recommended 1235212 4321235321. The third measure seems to be getting better so that's probably just a practice issue, but no matter how much I do slow practice on the second measure as soon as I begin to speed it up it falls apart. This is such an awkward spot in the piece for me and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks for your help
Rach2, getting beyond the eight chords for whom the bells toll, how do you play the rippling con passione section? My copy doesn't show fingering. Do you just play the notes slowly until your fingers sort it out or is there a time-honoured approach to studying the whole work which all challengers need to be privy to?
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