Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (2 CD set) by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). For solo piano and orchestra. Classical Period, 20th Century and Play Along. SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate). Sheet music and accompaniment CD. Performance notes. 95 pages. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3084).
ISBN 1596150785. With performance notes. Classical Period, 20th Century and Play Along. 9x12 inches.
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 man Conductor: Nayden Todorov. Soloist: Alexander Raytchev, piano. Ensemble: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.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 music.
About SMP Level 7 (Late Intermediate)
4 to 5-note chords in both hands and scales in octaves in both hands.