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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43. (18th Variation). By Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). For Piano (Piano). BH Piano. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Book only. 4 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060115219. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48012234).
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.
Location: from Michigan
May 17, 2013
Simple, yet still musical
I bought this with intermediate piano students in mind as a possible recital piece and was not disappointed. I think the arrangement is pleasing to the ear, and was still fun to play. Some cons: It isn't in the original key, otherwise this would have been a good piece to...
Location: from Racine, WI
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Location: from Cameron Park, CA
March 29, 2009
Only 2 Pages!
I tried 4 different versions of this rhapsody before choosing the Hare arrangement. I wanted something somewhat easy, yet full sounding and beautiful. 5 stars for the music. The description stated that it is 4 pages, it is only 2, so minus 1 star for inaccurate description, also subtract one...
14 of 38 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Indianapolis, IN
March 23, 2009
A bland arrangement
After getting this arrangement and finding it is written in C-major, and playing it, it sounded very bland. I then found a 'real' version by Rachmaninoff himself in D-flat that was more difficult but more rewarding too.
21 of 39 people found this review helpful.