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Re: Rachmaninov Les Larmes

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  • mike0418
    Do you have to have the solo piano version? The two piano version is the third of the four piece Op. 5 fantasy for two pianos and is readily available.
    Message 1 of 1316 , May 2, 2000
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      Do you have to have the solo piano version? The two piano version is the third of the four piece Op. 5 fantasy for two pianos and is readily available.
    • derrence2
      This inversion is really mystical. Brahms missed it out. Paganini the author also. Why Rach have a chance to discover it? The inversion is really mythically
      Message 1316 of 1316 , Feb 13, 2005
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        This inversion is really mystical.
        Brahms missed it out. Paganini the author also.
        Why Rach have a chance to discover it?
        The inversion is really mythically much attractive
        than the original theme.

        --- In rachmaninoffclub@yahoogroups.com, mike0418 wrote:
        > I'll reply to II. The rhapsody is based on the
        > last of Paganini's 24 caprices for solo violin. Lizst
        > and Brahms had previously used the work.<br><br>The
        > piece is interesting to composers because it is
        > infinitely flexible since it consists of a perfect cadence
        > (literally in the first half and harmonically in the second)
        > and has a repeating four note melody.<br><br>The
        > rhapsody is in a sonata format with var 1-11 being the
        > first movement, 12-18 the second and 19-24 the third.
        > The piece is popular because it has many appealing
        > characteristics - beautiful melodies, virtuosity, and a tight
        > cohesive structure. It was so popular when premiered that
        > Rachmaninoff was asked to record it after only four
        > performances.<br><br>The famous 18th variation is an inversion of
        the main
        > theme (amazing!).
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