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Which Rach Piano Concerto do you like best?
Concerto no.1 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Concerto no.2 40%  40%  [ 10 ]
Concerto no.3 40%  40%  [ 10 ]
Concerto no.4 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: The Rach Concerti
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:17 pm 
What is your favorite concerto by Rachmaninoff? What is your favorite part. I think that both the Rach 3 and 2 are the most famous and most frequently performed, i don't know about any of the other ones out there. I know that Rach has to be approached very carefully, lol but this is just to talk about their musicality. What are your opinions?


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Having listened to it so many times, the 3:rd is still my favourite, followed by 2:nd and 1:st. Never really get the hang of his 4:th.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:41 am 
Same here, I am absolutely in love with the third one. I am not new i am advanced and can play difficult stuff. I can play excerpts but when i compare what i can play to the prodigious complexity of the piece it makes me want to run away.


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love the concerto's then the preludes, trio elegiaque (not that famous but soooo beautiful)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:31 pm 
Really? I've never heard of that trio. I've got to listen to it one of these days! :D


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Ahhh...the second concerto. It still makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. The third concerto has always been a piece for which I have the utmost respect; but I've never connected with it.


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Really? I've never heard of that trio. I've got to listen to it one of these days! :D


There are 2 trio's. I don't like the one of tchaikovsky. Don't know anything about the other. does someone?

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I don't know much about his other compositions but i am very familiar with his piano works... Has anybody ever played like and excerpt from one of those monster concerti? I've played the second movement up to where the climax is... :)


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second movement of the first,second,third or fourth? I think you mean the second.

I don't play them but When I'm at conservatorium ( i hope this year) than I will try it in about 2/3 years. Starting with the first or second.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:47 pm 
That's cool, i meant the third. But i can't and shouldn't be playing something with such difficulty. The second movement is so beautiful, i love to hear it! Conservatory? That's cool, i'm a junior in high school right now. Good luck in the conservatory! BTW Try #2 it's not as bad as the first and it sounds much better! :)


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TheKlavier wrote:
BTW Try #2 it's not as bad as the first and it sounds much better! :)


don't talk like that. The first is beatifully and higly underestimated. Just listen carefully and with attention. You will love it 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:01 am 
You know what. You're right. I haven't listened to it nearly as much as i have the 2,3. I should listen more carefully before i judge. But i still think that the second and third are beautiful! :)


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haha yeah they are. If you here the 4th the origional you can hear the first,second and third in it. Every passage!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:02 pm 
You know what? i've never heard the 4th concerto. It's odd, because i've heard 1,2,3. Are you serious, it's really based on 1,2,3? Never heard that before...


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that's my opinion.

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