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Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: Moo :)] #2743705
06/11/18 06:33 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions.

I think I found one that is doable for me and sounds quite fun.

Its No. 2 Waltz in A major from the suggestions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtQkrccGw_A

What do you think ?

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Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: Moo :)] #2743727
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Originally Posted by Moo :)
Thank you for the suggestions.

I think I found one that is doable for me and sounds quite fun.

Its No. 2 Waltz in A major from the suggestions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtQkrccGw_A

What do you think ?
If you like that piece quite a bit then it's fine. OTOH I think that some of these very early Rach works are so little performed because many don't think highly of them.

Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: pianoloverus] #2743895
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Originally Posted by Moo :)
Thank you for the suggestions.

I think I found one that is doable for me and sounds quite fun.

Its No. 2 Waltz in A major from the suggestions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtQkrccGw_A

What do you think ?
If you like that piece quite a bit then it's fine. OTOH I think that some of these very early Rach works are so little performed because many don't think highly of them.


Who are these many people that don't think highly of them? Rather than true I think it very rude.


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Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: Lakeviewsteve] #2743911
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Originally Posted by Lakeviewsteve

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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Originally Posted by Moo :)
Thank you for the suggestions.

I think I found one that is doable for me and sounds quite fun.

Its No. 2 Waltz in A major from the suggestions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtQkrccGw_A

What do you think ?
If you like that piece quite a bit then it's fine. OTOH I think that some of these very early Rach works are so little performed because many don't think highly of them.


Who are these many people that don't think highly of them? Rather than true I think it very rude.
Just look on YouTube and you'll see that the Nocturne has few performances by major pianists so I think it's clearly true. I've also never seen it on a recital program played in NYC for the last 50 years or so. Some of his early pieces are played a lot and are quite good but IMO this is not one of them. I simply wanted to make sure the OP wasn't
t choosing it only because it was "doable" since I think there are equally doable pieces of higher quality.

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Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: Moo :)] #2743960
06/12/18 06:25 PM
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yes perhaps that is correct. probably focusing too much on doable rather than pick my fav piece. ok i will put the rach on the backburner. my fav was polichinelle, i'm not sure i have the agility at the moment for it. i played a march by grieg and it takes ages to get the agility to play it. thank you all for the tips.

Re: Doable Rachmaninoff [Re: Moo :)] #2744068
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I'd say that's a good decision Moo. Much better to spend some time on one of the 'easier' preludes where you can start to learn to conquer some of the typical Rachmaninoff technical hurdles, even if you don't finnish it this time. The preludes all have that distinctive Rachmaninoff sound too that the waltz lacked in my opinion. I would have guessed Chopin smile

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