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Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau in b minor, op.39 no.4 (Read 348 times)

Offline andhow04

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Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau in b minor, op.39 no.4
« on: March 16, 2021, 01:40:23 PM »
this is my favorite piece of Rachmaninoff for solo piano, i enjoy this kind of scintillating and precise writing more than the big chords and dramatic passion etc. same for liszt, really i would rather play la leggierezza and things like that.

if you are interested i tried to tell a little of the musical story with the editing, so if you know this piece, you know the first part repeats, the middle part repeats, than there is a coda and climax. for the first time through, i keep things rather stationary; on the repeats the viewpoint starts to move, and on the coda it speeds up significantly for the climax. the first part and the second part end with a sort of "refrain," so the angle/zoom for that is exactly the same each time.

i did want to include some creative visual element, without distracting too much from the music. hopefully it's not distracting - or ridiculous. lol

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Re: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau in b minor, op.39 no.4
«Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 03:58:45 PM »
Great performance! I really liked how your sound was crisp and clean, and even when you were using pedal it was never blurry. I also enjoyed the contrast in character at the poco meno mosso section, especially the first time. I've never heard this etude before but I had the sheet music up while you were playing and the only thing I might add is to bring out some more of those quintessential Rachmaninoff countermelodies. Obviously you know this piece better than I do but maybe on the repeats you could find some spots to further bring out the inner chromatic melodies to add contrast.