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I'm considering this piece, Rachmaninoff's Italian Polka, as part of a program and would like to know more about it from some of the posters here who have heard or played it regarding its difficulty and appeal. I'm sure his other works are more popular and well-known but in preliminary work on this piece it seems very interesting.

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Hello!

Well it depends on the version you want to play. As far as I am aware, there are at least two arrangements. There is one by Alexander Siloti and the other by V. Gryaznov. The one by Siloti is easier.

I got the sheet music today from my teacher. I turn 24 in December and I started playing the piano in April this year. So if you have more experience that this, you are more than able to play it. Just so you can have a general idea.


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There is also a transcription on IMSLP by Samuele Dell'Oro.

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This post is 9 years old... How is Varcon doing? Does anybody know?

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a good chance to show off this excellent transcription
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmSDDslA__M

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+1 for the Gryaznov arrangement. I saw him play it last night as an encore and it was fantastic.


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