Comparing and contrasting the different interpretations of each variation in these two historical recordings, this concluding part of the study explores ways in which analysis can be realized through performance. He also wondered why had been turned into a player in Fokine's scenario, but did not object. Upon the suggestion of his friend , Rachmaninoff broke his usual rule against drinking alcohol and had a glass of to steady his nerves. The ballet was a success, which pleased Rachmaninoff, and he wrote his in 1940 with Fokine in mind. Therefore, an interpretation of this work is provided to show the special relationship between the two pieces.
This dissertation on Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. I hope you enjoy playing it. The piece is one of several by Rachmaninoff to quote the Dies Irae plainchant melody. This composition was the most appealing to Rachmaninoff himself. These correspond to the three movements of a : up to variation 10 corresponds to the first movement, variations 11 to 18 are the equivalent of a slow movement, and the remaining variations make a finale. The analytical study, which constitutes the main body of this research, demonstrates how Rachmaninoff organically produces the variations in relation to the theme, designs the large-scale tonal and formal organization, and unifies the theme and variations as a whole.
Rachmaninoff himself, a noted interpreter of his own works, played the solo piano part at the piece's premiere at the in , , on November 7, 1934 with the , by. I hope you enjoy playing it. It is based on an of Paganini's theme. Just purchase, download and play! Piano Solo - Advanced - Digital Download Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943. Paganini was premiered in 1939 by at the in ,.
We have huge collection for free. Here is a performance of me playing the piece. I used the composer's own 2nd piano part to fuse together with the solo and the orchestra part on one piano. About Digital Downloads Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Later parts of the dissertation deal with programmatic aspects of the Rhapsody. The Rhapsody has also been used for ballets by Lavrovsky Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 1960 , Frederick Ashton Royal Ballet, London, 1980 and Ivo van Zwieten. The whole composition takes about 22—24 minutes to perform.
Suitable for a pianist of Grade 5+ standard. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. I bought this with intermediate piano students in mind as a possible recital piece and was not disappointed. Context This is part of the collection entitled: and was provided by to , a digital repository hosted by the. The description stated that it is 4 pages, it is only 2, so minus 1 star for inaccurate description, also subtract one. Due to variations in copyright law, additional rights are not granted when this Musicnotes Edition is purchased in the European Union.
Work Title Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Alt ernative. Rachmaninoff agreed to the extra measures, although he said A major would not work and asked that the 18th Variation be played in D major, to provide greater tension. The selected analytical approach is linear in orientation - that is, Schenkerian. In the course of the analysis, close attention is paid to motivic detail; the analytical chapter carefully examines how the tonal structure and motivic elements in the theme are transformed, repeated, concealed, and expanded throughout the variations. Published by Philip Kim S0. So if you are looking for a simplified version true to the original, this is not it.
I wanted something somewhat easy, yet full sounding and beautiful. Paganini's theme is stated on strings with the piano picking out salient notes, after the first variation. The last chapter presents a discussion of two recordings of the Rhapsody by Rachmaninoff and Moiseiwitsch made in 1934 and 1938 respectively. Allegro vivace — Variation I Precedente Tema. Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op.
Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics. Bring a popular and beautifully loved melody to you repertoire, with this fantastic arrangement of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Eighteenth Variation. It is written for solo and , closely resembling a , albeit in a single movement. The work was written at his Villa, the , in Switzerland, according to the score, from July 3 to August 18, 1934. He played the piano version for Fokine, but both died before the idea got any further. Period Piece Style Instrumentation piano, orchestra piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba timpani, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel, harp, strings Discography External Links Extra Information The composer arranged the work for 2 pianos the same year 1934.