Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Charles Foley, 1934. Plate R1.
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For 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano (Sauter)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate 20321.
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Variation XVIII. Andante cantabile

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Work Title Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Alternative. Title Рапсодия на тему Паганини (Rapsodiya na temu Paganini)
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.43
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 47
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's introduction, 24 variations
Introduction. Allegro vivace — Variation I (Precedente)
Tema. L'istesso tempo
Variation II. L'istesso tempo
Variation III. L'istesso tempo
Variation IV. Più vivo
Variation V. Tempo precedente
Variation VI. L'istesso tempo
Variation VII. Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
Variation VIII. Tempo I
Variation IX. L'istesso tempo
Variation X. L'istesso tempo
Variation XI. Moderato
Variation XII. Tempo di minuetto
Variation XIII. Allegro
Variation XIV. L'istesso tempo
Variation XV. Più vivo scherzando
Variation XVI. Allegretto
Variation XVII. Allegretto
Variation XVIII. Andante cantabile
Variation XIX. A tempo vivace
Variation XX. Un poco più vivo
Variation XXI. Un poco più vivo
Variation XXII. Un poco più vivo (Alla breve)
Variation XXIII. L'istesso tempo
Variation XXIV. A tempo un poco meno mosso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1934
First Performance. 1934-11-07 in Baltimore, Lyric Opera House
Sergei Rachmaninoff (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
First Publication. 1934 - New York: Charles Foley, 119 pages
Copyright Information While public domain even in the EU, this work remains under copyright in the USA.

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2030.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano, orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel, harp, strings
Discography MusicBrainz
All Music Guide
External Links Wikipedia article
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini -  Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information The composer arranged the work for 2 pianos the same year (1934).

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Piano Concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff