Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Musical Genius

In Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 there is this wonderful sort of "drop off" from the main theme into this quiet, deep, shadowy, stirring episode.

These sorts of drop offs or veerings in melody are typical of Rachmaninoff.

This is the part:

And then it comes again:

When you're listening to the entire concerto...that part gets under the skin.

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