RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (2 CD set) (minus Piano)

Price: $24.99
Format: Book/2 CDs
Product Code: MMOCD3084



Author: Alexander Raytchev
Publisher: Music Minus One
ISBN-13: 978-1-59615-078-2
ISBN-10: 1-59615-078-5
Publisher SKU: MMOCD3084
UPC-A: 77712330848
Instrumentation: Piano

Composed in 1934, this series of variations on one of Paganini’s themes was an instant hit. The 18th variation is a universally known melody to this day, being heard on film and television soundtracks, in recordings, and in concert halls everywhere. A many ways bridge between late 19th-century music and the modern age, it is a vital addition to every serious pianist’s repertoire. And this deluxe 2CD set includes a special slow-tempo version of the accompaniment to help you get up to speed!

Includes an expansive, newly engraved 96-page music book with solo part and orchestral reduction, printed on high-quality ivory paper; and two compact discs containing the complete performance of the concerto in digital stereo; a digital stereo version of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist; plus a special –25% slow-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes.

Performed by Alexander Raytchev, piano
Accompaniment : Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor : Nayden Todorov


Rehearsal No. 5: Bar 73
Rehearsal No. 13: Bar 178
Orchestral pick-up to Bar 237
Rehearsal No. 20: Bar 280
Rehearsal No. 26: Bar 356
Fermata before Var. XI (Bar 399)
Variation XXII: Tempo di Menuetto (Bar 415)
Rehearsal No. 33 (Bar 439)
Orchestral pick-up to Var. XIV: L'istesso tempo (Bar 471)
Orchestral pick-up to Rehearsal No. 39 (Bar 504)
Rehearsal No. 40 (Bar 535)
Variation XVI: Allegretto (Bar 565)
Bar 610: Orchestral introduction to Variation XVII
Bar 634: a tempo
Bar 680: a tempo vivace
Rehearsal No. 60 (Bar 748)
Rehearsal No. 68 (Bar 813)
Variation XXIV: A tempo un poco meno mosso (Bar 873)

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