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Offline bachmaninov

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Quasi Campanella
on: March 07, 2005, 08:10:38 PM
Just recently me and my brother entered a Duet Competition in San Francisco, and we won it. I have a pretty good idea why...

When we went to the Moscow Conservatory to take master classes, we came across a few unique sheet music scores that we have NEVER heard or seen of before. These were all published by Baltic Music or something like that (not in english) and was titled Latvian Chamber Music.

We picked up a book labeled "Quasi Campanella" by Vecumnieks - (Andris Vecumnieks) and sight read through it a bit. I could have sworn I was doing something wrong but the piece sounded exactly like "La Campanella" by Liszt, except it was in a MAJOR key, not MINOR! (Note this piece was also a duet). We took this piece to our competition in San Francisco and blew the judges away, and everyone who heard us practicing and perform just HAD to get a copy of this "Quasi Campanella"- The thing is, it is impossible to find these copies anywhere! I just had to share this experience with you all, and let me know if you have ever heard of Andris Vecumnieks.

(There is also a duet we picked up called Latvian Folk Dances - Another breathtaking piece)

I treat the 2 copies I have of this piece like gold, and I would love to find more pieces by Vecumnieks, which is practically unheard of...  ;D

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Rahmaninov 5
Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 08:27:50 PM
Hello!

I am Nejc(18) from Slovenia, and I am a pianist too. Sorry, but I do not realy know how to use this forum.

Because of your nick-name I think, that you must be also a fan of Rahmaninov. So maybe know what is the Opus number and tonality of  Rachmaninov`s 5th concerto for piano and orchestra. Maybe do you also know who ever playd it? Anyway- I am a big fan of Rahmaninov too, and I realy love his music. If do you like his music too, listen the Adagio from the second Simphony. For me is the  one of the beautifulest pieces of music. Thank you for informating me! Bye

Offline fnork

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Re: Rahmaninov 5
Reply #2 on: March 07, 2005, 09:15:13 PM
So maybe know what is the Opus number and tonality of  Rachmaninov`s 5th concerto for piano and orchestra. Maybe do you also know who ever playd it?
oh yes... Rach 5...I won a lot of competitions bringing that concerto with me, the jury was quite... surprised  :P   ;D
I'm treating the original manuscript of it that I have like gold  ;)

Offline bachmaninov

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Re: Quasi Campanella
Reply #3 on: March 07, 2005, 09:37:35 PM
Rach 5? :o

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Re: Quasi Campanella
Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 02:42:39 AM
I don't think this even exist as the recordings of the INTEGRALS of the rach concerto, played by himself just speak of 4 concertos... if the composer himself does'nt know he has made another, we have a BIG problem here  ;) But i think you must be reffering to the Paganini rhapsody, maybe  ;)?

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Re: Quasi Campanella
Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005, 05:13:22 AM

I treat the 2 copies I have of this piece like gold, and I would love to find more pieces by Vecumnieks, which is practically unheard of...  ;D

oh yeah, so much fun to ask someone for some hard to find sheets and they just say: "no way, this is impossible to find, you won't get a copy from me"
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