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Topic: Thoughts on Rachmaninoff - Corelli Variations  (Read 1339 times)

Offline suethemoon

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Thoughts on Rachmaninoff - Corelli Variations
on: November 11, 2015, 06:09:06 AM
Been thinking of learning this for a while...
Any thoughts/opinions?
Currently Learning:
Liszt - Spanish Rhapsody
Brahms - Handel Variations and fugue
Beethoven - Appassionata sonata
Chopin - Etude op 10 no 2

Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Thoughts on Rachmaninoff - Corelli Variations
Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 06:14:35 AM
Methinks you've got enough in your sig ;)
In all seriousness, I don't care for them too much.

Offline gustaaavo

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Re: Thoughts on Rachmaninoff - Corelli Variations
Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 08:16:44 PM
Here's Askenazy discussing the piece (part 2 is in related videos):


@Chopinlover: I suggest you give a chance to "late" Rach. Among the pieces he composed after his exile (which are amazingly few) only the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini gets due attention, precisely because it is the only one that resembles his more famous pieces in their unlimited outpouring of emotion.
Nevertheless, the other, more introspective, pieces are equally amazing in their own way. Of course, they might be somewhat harder to sink in, but are worth the effort.

Offline ewalker1

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Re: Thoughts on Rachmaninoff - Corelli Variations
Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 02:33:37 AM
Great piece. Worth learning
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