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which Rachmaninoff piece should I learn?

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by organtechnic23, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. organtechnic23

    organtechnic23 New Member

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    I'm only familiar with the Etudes-Tableaux, but maybe look at Op.33, No.7 and see what you think. Op.33, No.5 is another idea; those are the two from that series I've learned. Remember you may have to roll some chords if your hands aren't as big as Rach's (especially half-way through for the left hand in No.5)
     
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    1st or 2nd sonata ftw :D
     
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    Lol ... does that mean what i think it does?? lmao

    Try some of the preludes ... They're definitely very nice.

    Of course, if you really wanna ftw, go straight to the 3rd piano concerto!!! :shock:
     
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    hahahaha I think I get what you're getting at... but it's supposed to just mean "for the win" :p
     
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    Any of the Etudes Tableaux would be great. Also, check out the Paganini Rhapsody.

    -Mikhail Kaykov
     
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    Hey,
    I am a very big fan of Rachmaninoff. His works are complex, diverse, and have many sides to them. I suggest to start off learning one his Elegie Op 3 no 1, in E flat Minor, A very typical piece by Rachmaninoff, that is NOT overplayed like his C sharp Minor prelude.
     
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    don't neglect his nocturnes. They are underplayed pieces of art written by a very young Rach (I think 15 or 17yrs old).
     

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