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Topic: Rach Sonatas (again!)  (Read 1586 times)

Offline liszmaninopin

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Rach Sonatas (again!)
on: February 28, 2004, 09:29:48 PM
Which of the two is your favorite?  I lean towards the D minor, but they're both great works.  Actually, I'm looking forward to when a "Russian Music Publishers" comes out with the original first sonata.  Not many know that it was revised, and the current edition is a revised, shorter version.  I've always liked the original second better than the revised second, possibly the original first will be even greater than the revised first!

Offline Beet9

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Re: Rach Sonatas (again!)
Reply #1 on: February 29, 2004, 05:21:22 AM
Yeah, I'd have to go with the d minor sonata, but i prefer the Rach preludes and etudes to the sonatas.
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Offline krenske

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Re: Rach Sonatas (again!)
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 09:06:44 AM
how about that rach SECOND SYMPHONY.......
"Horowitz died so Krenske could live."

Offline dgk88

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Re: Rach Sonatas (again!)
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 02:14:59 AM
I'm not crazy about the sonatas and I may be a little arrogant in saying this but the only reason that I don't like them is because I can't play them and I want to sooooooo bad.  I'm partial to his second and third concerti and the Rhapsody.  the preludes are nice too, i can play them with my tiny little hands

Offline eViLben

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Re: Rach Sonatas (again!)
Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004, 10:56:38 PM
To me, the second sonata reaches a musical climax : it is full of intensity, with wonderful harmonies, powerful and deep ...
actually i consider this piece as one of the all time romantic masterpieces, maybe "the" perfect one.
if you want to cry, just listen to Vladimir Horowitz version, live at Carnegie Hall, 1980 (RCA red seal records) especially the second mvt.
" Je ne suis vraiment moi-même que dans la musique. La musique suffit à une vie entière. Mais une vie entière ne suffit pas à la musique."
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