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Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini #2783264
11/21/18 07:06 PM
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My Countdown-to-Christmas challenge: to play a variation a day (or so, and not including Sundays) from the Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The first day starts off easy with the Intro and Theme (but I know I'm in for a whipping by Variation 24... I'll see how long I last!).



Apologies for the digital piano---it's all I have while staying at my parents' place.

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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2783285
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Good luck on your goal.

Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: NobleHouse] #2783574
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
Good luck on your goal.


Thanks! I'll see how long I can keep this up... There's a few harder variations coming up.

Here's Variation 2, for today.



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Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2783863
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Variation 3 for today.



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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2784314
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Variation 4 - Not technically perfect, but it's what I could manage in a few days. Hopefully after this challenge is over, I can polish up the whole piece and have it settle under my fingers a bit better. Enjoy!



Tomorrow I'll be taking a break as Sundays are busy for me with church and family stuff.


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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2784531
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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2785081
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Back to work... Variation 5.



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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2785462
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And now, Variation 6.



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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2785835
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Variation 7, with Rachmaninov's obsession with Dies Irae on full display. On a side note, it was nice to give my fingers a break today. I'm a little worried about tomorrow's variation. I might not be able to get it ready in time frown



Currently Working On:
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannachung01/
Practice Journal of Progress & Performance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gFNyVrmKptZF0zf3_A1Jw/
Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2785848
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I am really enjoying these! Thanks for sharing!


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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2785895
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Originally Posted by pianoincognito
Variation 7, with Rachmaninov's obsession with Dies Irae on full display. On a side note, it was nice to give my fingers a break today. I'm a little worried about tomorrow's variation. I might not be able to get it ready in time frown





Really enjoyed this.

Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2786588
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Thanks for everyone's encouragement! Here's what I could manage of Variation 8, but obviously it needs some more work. I'm thinking of going back to it after learning the other variations, so as to give my fingers a break from two days' straight of octave and chord practice.



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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2786928
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Variation 9.



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Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2787835
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All right, here's Variation 10. I had quite a time trying to record it because something about the sweater I was wearing was making me sneeze like crazy. It took a lot out of me to try to not sneeze the whole time!



Currently Working On:
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Practice Journal of Progress & Performance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gFNyVrmKptZF0zf3_A1Jw/
Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2788423
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Oops, forgot to post this yesterday. Here it is.



Currently Working On:
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Practice Journal of Progress & Performance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gFNyVrmKptZF0zf3_A1Jw/
Re: Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini [Re: pianoincognito] #2788587
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Variation 12. Tomorrow, I go off to San Francisco for a few weeks, where I'm not sure whether I'll have access to a piano somewhere to practice. So, I will update when I can but it is not likely to be everyday.



Currently Working On:
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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Practice Journal of Progress & Performance: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gFNyVrmKptZF0zf3_A1Jw/

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