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Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 1, Mvt. 3 (Read 335 times)

Offline peterkandra6

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Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 1, Mvt. 3
« on: January 19, 2021, 05:01:08 AM »
Hi everyone! This is my first post on this forum!
I am 16 years old, and I am currently half way through the first movement of Rachmaninoffís Piano Concerto No.2. I plan to finish the other half within the next three or four weeks. I am entering my first concerto competition in April!
With that being said, I am also entering a solo piano competition in may. I have had great success with learning very difficult pieces fast recently (as is the case with the concerto). For this solo competition, I was thinking of playing the third movement of Rachmaninoffís first piano sonata. I think itís a beautiful piece with the potential to win.
I want to know what is itís difficulty in relationship to the concerto? While Iíve had some difficulties with the concerto, I have been able to get through them all and I am learning it so fast I am quite proud of myself.

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Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 1, Mvt. 3
«Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 06:38:40 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm also new here!

The Rachmaninoff sonata no. 1 is a piece that is rarely played, and undeservedly so, I think. It's a great piece.

The third movement is quite hard, but if the Concerto no. 2 feels good under your fingers it might be fine. I would guess that the Sonata no. 1 is a bit harder, but it can be hard to rate these things. Why don't you give it a try, taking an xtra look at some of the places that look difficult in the score, and try them out a bit and see if it feels doable?