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Topic: Rachmaninov - Piano concerto no 3  (Read 2589 times)

Offline indian

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Rachmaninov - Piano concerto no 3
on: March 16, 2003, 04:48:24 PM
Hi,I'm practise Rachmaninov piano concerto #3 now,please give some advise to me about that piece,thanks! ;)

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My Re: Rachmaninov op30
Reply #1 on: March 17, 2003, 06:25:52 AM
My advice is don't learn it!  :o
No just joking!!!
But if you've got the guts to do it and you feel 100% certain in tackling such a huge work then by all means give it a try.
But i don't know your age or what level your at so i can't really say
(By the way, i have never learnt this if your wondering, i would rather save this for later on when im a more mature player  ;D)
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

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Re: Rachmaninov op30
Reply #2 on: March 20, 2003, 04:03:56 AM
Thank you,Iam 22 years old and going to finish my courses in music academy and want to performence that in my recital this May.My teacher from Russia said #2 would be a small brother if compered with #3,and now I have deal with the 1st and 2nd movement already,but thinking of Rachmaninov created it for his German doctor to thank,i fell it's hard to touch the real formulation of spirit. :-/

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Re: Rachmaninov op30
Reply #3 on: April 14, 2003, 01:05:50 PM
  For every pianist, playing Rachmaninov concertos is something special and extraordinary. My general suggestion about Rachmaninov's piano writing is to try always to follow the general line of the music and NOT stick to every change of harmony or showing of bravura. I think it is much more interesting to let music flow in a simple uninterrupted way, than try to stress every detail, which has to be seen as a part of a whole. I think listening to Rachmaninov himself playing his concertos might be revealing for you. Listen to Victor Merzhanov playing the 3rd Concerto and you will see exactly what I am talking about.
   Good luck with the Concerto!!! ;)
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Re: Rachmaninov op30
Reply #4 on: May 10, 2003, 06:38:36 AM
Wow, preparing The Rachmaninoff Concerto!

I'm not really in a position to be giving advice, I will only recommend listening to different and contrasting recordings, as Rach3 has been so commonly played that an immense variety of interpretations exists. Some people I don't know dislike the early Rachmaninoff and Horowitz performances, in contrast with more modern and usually flashy performances. Martha of course is awesome.

Which cadenza are you doing?

Good luck!  :)
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Re: Rachmaninov op30
Reply #5 on: May 11, 2003, 01:15:42 PM
the earlier the better! I also bought the scores of rach2+3 as they wont change (though im 18y old). and i'll play them anyway, its only a matter of time. this music is so fascinating, I cant keep away from it! sometime you have to start with to get to an end before you're too old to play!

indian, good luck with rach! you seem to be almost finished. otherwise i'd have advised you to first learn the parts that you find the most beautiful.

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Re: Rachmaninov - Piano concerto no 3
Reply #6 on: May 13, 2003, 09:22:10 PM
If you want a nice Russian piano concerto play the Scriabin.  
 

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