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Author Topic: Rachmaninov Op. 23 no. 5 - Spanish influence?  (Read 1083 times)
cygnusdei
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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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