Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 5

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Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 5

Postby Lyle Neff » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:30 pm

sbeckmesser wrote:[...] By its very nature a solo violin is incapable of creating a sonic turgidity.

Not necessarily, because that depends on how one handles the writing for the orchestra.

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Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 5

Postby sbeckmesser » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:17 am

My problem with Rachmaninoff's piano concertos has always been that his typically overloaded piano writing has been plunked down smack in the middle of orchestral textures of worse-than-Schumann density (see my comments in the aforementioned cut-off thread). The result I find simply too opaque and turgid for my taste. It's no wonder that a pianist has hammer out these pieces in order to be heard. At least in a Rachmaninoff violin concerto the turgidity would be confined to the orchestra. If the violin writing is high enough and the orchestra kept where it is in the piano concerti, the fiddle would cut through no problem.

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Postby dapinzonm » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:41 pm

sixhobbits wrote:In fact it has already been recorded and published. I bought my copy on Tuesday... Very good

Did you buy the copy of sheet music? where did you get it?

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Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 5

Postby jossuk » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:40 am

Published by Boosey & Hawkes, available in the U. S. via Hal Leonard (#HL 48023238) for $46.00.

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Postby dapinzonm » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:24 pm

jossuk wrote:Published by Boosey & Hawkes, available in the U. S. via Hal Leonard (#HL 48023238) for $46.00.
jossuk wrote:Published by Boosey & Hawkes, available in the U. S. via Hal Leonard (#HL 48023238) for $46.00.
sixhobbits wrote:In fact it has already been recorded and published. I bought my copy on Tuesday... Very good


I can´t find it in the catalogue online. Do you know if it is offered for purchase online?

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Re: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 5

Postby jossuk » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Go to the Hal Leonard site: https://www.halleonard.com/
and put in the catalog number: 48023238
which will bring you to: Piano Concerto No. 5 (symphony No. 2 Arranged For Piano And Orchestra)

Note: there is no composer mentioned, which is one of the publisher's unhappy tendencies.

The page will tell you that the publisher is Boosey & Hawkes, and that Hal Leonard would have to import it for a customer in the U. S.


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