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Pollini at 70 Returns to Dresden with Brahms

Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini returned after almost 25 years to the Dresden Staatskapelle and gave his first performance at the Dresden Semperoper ever. The celebrated, 70-year-old pianist played Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 15. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Rachmaninov Op. 23 no. 5 - Spanish influence?  (Read 1250 times)
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« on: December 05, 2006, 06:32:28 AM »

Do you think the middle section was inspired/a hommage to spanish music, particularly the Malagueña? I've always thought there was something familiar - the harmonic progression is certainly similar.

Now when I say Malagueña, I meant the song by Ernesto Lecuona. Apparently he also wrote an arrangement for piano, which I think is part of the Andalucia "Suite Español".

There is a youtube video of pianist David Smith playing his own arrangement (I think):
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zLuPi_rknfk
It says Albeniz on the screen title, but that is not correct. I can't quite figure out what he was saying in the video.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 03:28:11 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 11:45:25 AM »

Yes, the flatted 2nd note of the scale.

Lush and exotic indeed.
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