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Topic: Who is Rach?  (Read 1610 times)

Offline chopinguy

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Who is Rach?
on: January 10, 2005, 11:29:40 PM
Hi everyone,

Actually, this forum is the first place where I've ever heard of a composer named Rach in my whole life... who was he?  (Sorry if I'm somehow repeating a thread somewhere, if I am, just post a link to it)

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Reply #1 on: January 10, 2005, 11:42:40 PM
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Offline chopinguy

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Re: Who is Rach?
Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005, 11:48:07 PM
Oh wow... how could I have missed that??? I feel like smacking myself, but thanks anyways!  :)

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Reply #3 on: January 10, 2005, 11:59:18 PM
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Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: Who is Rach?
Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 09:00:37 PM

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Re: Who is Rach?
Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 10:54:11 PM
(Sorry if I'm somehow repeating a thread somewhere, if I am, just post a link to it)
haha, no worries!  ;D :P

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Re: Who is Rach?
Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 11:34:24 PM
The Rach 2 was originally more popular than the Rach 3, and except when related to Shine, I still find it's more referenced. 
The third piano concerto has the reputation of being the most difficult piano concerto, and it's pretty high up there.  I haven't attempted it myself, but I've seen it played.

Rachmaninoff's birthday was April 1st ... April Fool's Day.  Neat fact.

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Re: Who is Rach?
Reply #7 on: January 12, 2005, 12:48:26 AM
Rachmaninoff's 1st symphony failed miserably (in part due to Glazunov's terrible conducting) on March 28th, plunging him into a few years of depression. Coincidentally, this was the same date of his death.  :o
"I always make sure that the lid over the keyboard is open before I start to play." --  Artur Schnabel, after being asked for the secret of piano playing.
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