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#2110446 - 06/30/13 04:21 AM Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 minus orchestra Mov 1
Allan W. Offline
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I know a lot of you don't like her, but it's awesome that she posted this for everyone to view. Definitely very interesting to listen to while imagining the orchestra yourself.

She has a whole series of these solos up for the other concertos too.


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#2110450 - 06/30/13 04:49 AM Re: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 minus orchestra Mov 1 [Re: Allan W.]
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And I even found a version with orchestra minus the soloist. Might be fun to try once I actually get good. http://musicminusone.com/rachmaninov-con...-mmocd3007.html

And you can always change the tempo of the orchestra to the soloist's tastes with Audacity or something.

I wonder if there's a MIDI version of the orchestra available?

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#2110753 - 06/30/13 06:02 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 minus orchestra Mov 1 [Re: Allan W.]
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Allan, thank you for posting this. There is much to be learned by watching a professional play, even if she is not my favorite pianist. To me it's especially interesting how she supports those loud bass notes - either using a chopping motion with the side of her hand or using more than one finger.

I had the fortune to stand next to a concert pianist/teacher as she demonstrated those very notes. At first I was skeptical that someone so slender could deliver the necessary power to make those notes ring but she produced a bell-like quality that was deep, rich and loud enough to shake the rafters. I could feel my pulse rising as she become louder and louder. She too used the side of her 5th finger.
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#2111283 - 07/02/13 12:27 AM Re: Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 minus orchestra Mov 1 [Re: Allan W.]
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I came across another playing of Rach 2 without orchestra,

It's Nobuyuki Tsujii at the rehearsal for the 2009 Cliburn. I'm sure most of you know, but he co-won gold and is a blind pianist. Very interesting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8F_sJWtKeY


Edited by Allan W. (07/02/13 02:22 AM)

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