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Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 - Music Minus One

By Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Classical Period and Play Along. Sheet music and accompaniment CD. With standard notation, piano reduction and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Op. 30. 83 pages. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3074).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3074

ISBN 1596150688. 9x12 inches. Key: D minor. Soloist: Alexander Raytchev, piano; Ensemble: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor: Nayden Todorov.

Rachmaninov's masterpiece, his largest and most architecturally satisfying piano concerto, became a sensation again in 1996 when it was featured in the movie Shine. With its memorable theme and glittering orchestration, for many pianists this is the pinnacle of achievement in the concerto repertoire. MMO's version of this complex and rewarding work is an invaluable and essential asset for every virtuoso-in-training. Includes a printed music score on high-quality ivory paper; and three digital stereo compact discs, voluminously indexed for your convenience, containing a complete version with soloist; then a second performance of the orchestral accompaniment, minus you, the soloist; and a -25% reduced-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes. Conductor: Nayden Todorov. Soloist: Alexander Raytchev, piano. Ensemble: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Sharper
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • September 02, 2012 RACH 3

    Out of tune orchestra.. and I don't have a perfect ear. Badly out of tune, one of the french horn players would have gotten beat up by bach(he liked to fight guys that were out of tune. extremely loose performance, honestly if this is how the orchestra performs...

    they should try more simple material. The piano playing is average at best. The piano score is fine, a little small for so many notes. It would have been nice to know the entire production is not tuned to 440! who can bear hearing your piano at 440 and this recording at 335 or so hard to tell by ear.

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  • 5

    reeves
    Location:
    West Berkshire UK
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • August 31, 2011 Awesome

    Rachmaninov is amazing at writing concertos. I could understand that maybe if you are hard of sight it would be difficult to read a few sections but if your eyes are road safe then they are more than adequate for reading this piece Like the book, the CD's are...

    very good quality. I would advice this to you.

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  • 5

    Jeff
    Location:
    Advanced
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • May 25, 2011 Great buy

    I'm extremely satisfied with this set! I put on the complete version cd, found the opening tempo a little dragging but once I synced myself with it, the quality of the soloist and orchestra actually stunned me! They were indeed playing on a high level! I think this set...

    is worth buying for three reasons: the high quality of the complete version cd, the accompaniment is good enough for performance (perhaps with minor alterations to suit one's interpretation), and the included score is fine (this concerto is dense so it's understandable to have engraving reduced. otherwise, too many page turns).

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Wheaton, Illinois
  • May 30, 2008 Awesome fun

    To be able to play this wonderful concerto with a great orchestra is beyond description. The slower practice CD is such a help. The entire experience gives me goosepimples. I will never have the opportunity to play with a real orchestra, but this is as good as it gets.

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  • 3

    Kate Barrie
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 28, 2008 GOOD PACKAGE - SMALL SCORE

    This product does exactly what it says on the tin - piano score with 2nd piano orchestral reduction and 2 MM1 cds! However, the print size of the score is just the wrong side of comfortable when reading for the first time. In particular over the fast passages, the note heads...

    just get smaller and smaller and more is crammed in. It's all too much unless you already know the piece and just glance at the shape of the notes now and then to keep your place. All I can say is BIG FONT PLEASE! BIG FONT!

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