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Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff. (Read 1629 times)

Offline bernadette60614

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Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
« on: June 07, 2016, 06:54:24 PM »
I am currently polishing the Mozart 3rd piano sonata, beginning the first Beethoven piano sonata and a couple of the simpler Chopin etudes.  My teacher has suggested I chose a new piece and has agreed that I might now learn a piece by Rachmaninoff.  For a woman, I have an unusually large hand and can comfortably play octaves.

Thanks!

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 07:10:57 PM »
*should be in rep board
always liked this version, though the Richardson is really nice too, but I think this is better mainly because of some juicier dissonances and jazzish flavor in spots

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 07:22:26 PM »
sorry visitor
but this one is heavenly


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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 08:01:54 PM »
I suggest you these 3 :















Kindest regards  ;)

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 08:11:54 PM »
sorry visitor
but this one is heavenly


fair enough  ;D

ok I got you beat, III adagio time stamp is about 27:40  , I have this arranged for solo piano but alas the book is a Japanese import so I either cannot read the name or it's some staff arranger at Yamaha, but it's a good arrangement of one of Sergei's best adagios.

a different set of pianists plays ea mvmnt. III is at 27:40, that's heavenly.


to op, if you can find a solo ver of this , that's an option too. cannot share mine, not scanned and in print w copyright

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 08:41:28 PM »
Barcarolle
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 02:22:10 AM »
Take your pick.
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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 02:54:22 AM »
Chopin, 10-8 | Chopin, 25-12 | Haydn, HOB XVI:20

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 03:19:20 AM »
Beethoven Op 2/2
Chopin Op 20, maybe op 47/38
Debussy Etude 7
Grieg Op 16
Want to do:
Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
Beethoven Waldstein
Ravel Miroirs

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 07:44:40 PM »
Rachmaninoff Prelude in E flat major Op 23:6 is a very pleasant choice!

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 09:00:30 PM »
 :-[ Oops, didn't realize it was already recommended by Kawai-CS

 Elegie, Op 3 Number 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElYS7lyJ3O4

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Re: Recommend a piece by Rachmaninoff.
«Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 11:01:52 PM »
I am currently polishing the Mozart 3rd piano sonata, beginning the first Beethoven piano sonata and a couple of the simpler Chopin etudes.  My teacher has suggested I chose a new piece and has agreed that I might now learn a piece by Rachmaninoff.  For a woman, I have an unusually large hand and can comfortably play octaves.

Thanks!
1)  A great piece to play is the Prelude Op. 32, No. 12.  It is a very popular encore and the notes are easy.

2)  Please listen to Horowitz' regular recording, as well as his live Moscow rendering.

3)  Also, remember to focus on the accentuation of the very top note, and also the left hand melodic line.

4)  Do not play the melody in a Chopinesque fashion.  It is Russian romantic music.  There is a difference.

Good luck to you, and if you have any questions (I have played the piece for 40 years), please do not hesitate to contact me by PM

I am sure, that with your true heart, it will become one of the great pieces in your repertoire.  This is true especially when it comes to those people who say you can't really play!