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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Variation No.18

By Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Arranged by Mark Reeves. 20th Century, Wedding. Sheet Music Single. 3 pages. Published by Mark Reeves (S0.17433).

Item Number: S0.17433

Rachmanininov's set of Variations on a Theme of Paganini written in 1934 for piano and orchestra was based on Paganini's Caprice No. 24 for solo violin. The 18th variation is the most popular and is often played at weddings due to its romantic style. This arrangement for piano solo has been transcribed from the original score and adapted for Intermediate/Advanced pianists.

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  • 4

    The Netherlands
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  • 2016-03-29 13:04:48.0 enjoy

    It is a joy to be able to "grip" this beautiful music by playing it with your own hands. With this sheet, Rach comes within reach of an amateur. Well arranged, in the oringinal key D-flat major. The fast successive big chords with many fingers are avoided, but the...

    essence of the melody and the orchestral accompaniment is preserved and have nice low bass tones. The only thing missing is the fingering. But an intermediate pianist should be able to find out for him/herself. The resolution/readability of the printing is good.

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  • 5

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  • 2015-10-12 19:47:28.0 Wonderful Transcription

    Much of Rachmaninoff's piano music requires an advanced technique but this wonderful transcription makes this beautiful piece of music more accessible. As a professional wedding pianist, it's great to have it in my repertoire and it's such a delight to play.

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