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Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by toki, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. toki

    toki New Member

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    A friend of mine sent me this clip the other day and I was wondering if anyone here might know what the name of the piece is (it's really beautiful and to be honest, I'd like to play it). It sounds a lot like Rachmaninoff (hence the file name), but I've never heard it before and looking through the sheet music I've got, nothing seems to be similar. Could it be an excerpt from a larger piece?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    -t
     
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    You're right, that piece was beautiful! Was that the whole thing though? I thought it was kind of short.

    I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find any piece Rachmaninoff wrote that would sound like that, although it is very... Rachmaninoffesque(?). There isn't another composer that I can think of who would have that style. It couldn't have been Debussy, Liszt, Dvorak, or Ravel. Although maybe Liszt. Does your friend happen to have the sheet music to this piece either?

    Edit: Come to think of it, it might help if we try to figure out what type of piece it is. Obviously not a nocturne, waltz, mazurka, etude (well, maybe), barcarolle, or fugue, or actually any dance form at all. I'm thinking it's either a prelude, or it is just a random standalone piece with a name.
     
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    Definitely not anything by Rachmaninoff of Liszt. It is a nice catchy little piece (or piece of a piece) but just a little too corny to be by a great composer. We could think of someone like Addinsell or York Bowen but somehow I don't think that either. It sounds more like an improvisation of a good pianist who is skilled in both romantic and jazzy repertoir.

    Come on admit Toki ... this is a concoction by yourself, right ? :lol:
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    It sounds Rachmaninovish to me. Maybe it is one of his minor/early pieces.
     
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    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I do not know what this is but I do believe I recognize any of Rach's compositions. Relaying on that, this is not Rach. A bit too naive for coming from him as I doubt he would do a simple octave trick at the end as in this piece.
     
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    Robert is right, this essentially can't be Rachmaninov. It is below him. His ideas are better than this, his melody lines longer, and he never resorts to tricks or repetition. It could be by one of the many composers who were inspired by his style rather than his inspiration.
     
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    lol... no, I did not write this.

    I did, however, spend a little time last night putting it into sheet music - or, at least, did the best I could just by ear. (I added a bit of expression terms and stuff, hope no one minds.) The pedal points, I'm not sure about, use your best discretion. I don't have a piano here right now (I'm home for the holidays) so I just did the entire measure.

    Since I have no idea what to call it, I used the generic name "Albumleaf." It fits on one page. :p

    Enjoy.
     
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    I printed it and I want to play it !
     

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