Just Add Orchestra

The No. 3 (C-minor) etude from Rachmaninoff‘s first set of √Čtudes-Tableaux, Op. 33 was omitted from the original publication and released posthumously. I haven’t read anything that explains why, but it probably has something to do with one of its melodies making an appearance in his fourth piano concerto, written some fifteen years later.

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I guess it’s only expected that, as a composer, you would eventually come to realize that a particular figure might shine a little brighter in a different setting.

Rachmaninoff, Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33, No. 3

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 4, II. Largo

What a melody…

Etude performed by Rustem Hayroudinoff (Chandos). Concerto by Leif Ove Andsnes (EMI Classics).

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