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    Rachmaninoff 2nd Symph;3rd Mov't for Organ..

    Yes folks,

    The Lover's movement from Rachmaninoff's magnificent Symphony No.2 transcribed for organ - don't knock it till you hear it - I admit that even I was skeptical that it could be pulled off - here's the last half of that irresistable 3rd movement:
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    CD
    Last edited by Krummhorn; Mar-04-2008 at 01:57. Reason: incorporated yt
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    Works for me...
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    Hello my dear sweet Ms. RoJo - It is so good to see you back and posting. Probably my only quibble with the Rachmaninoff-on-organ recording is that there is not enough of a warm glow from a string ensemble. Otherwise, it gets my vote for an excellent keyboard interpretation.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Sorry...I like orchestral version better

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    Hi Kromme,

    I also like the Orchestral version very much. I am taken by the interpretive prowess of Jeffrey Smith however - he certainly knows how to bring out the individual melodies using the different timbres of the organ.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Both times I've tried to access this the little whirly circular thingy whizes around and around ... then I get bored and click away. Most vexing.

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    Beautiful transcription of this piece ... wonderful registration technique, too - beautifully played. Makes me wonder if this has ever been performed on the Wanamaker organ.

    CT64,
    We've incorporated YT into the original post of Corno Dolce - perhaps this might help in the display of the video.
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    Hi Krummhorn,

    AFAIK, Peter Richard Conte has not played that piece on the Wanamaker, but I could be mistaken since he plays mid-day recitals on the Wanamaker Beauty. Imagine if he were to record the whole symphony? Conte plus Cameron Carpenter could do the whole symphony enormous justice. Imagine the resources of the Wanamaker "singing" Rach's 2nd Symphony...It just boggles the mind.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I can hear it now ... yuck, not for me I'm afraid. Much prefer an orchestra.

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    Yeah, ok, but if you haven't got an orchestra handy...
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    Hi Ms. RoJo,

    You're hit the nail on the head!!!!!!! Before most American cities had a Symphony Orchestra, a big pipe organ was pressed into service to render orchestral transcriptions. The really famous 'Civic' organists like W.T. Best, Edwin Lemare and Lynwood Farnam really knew how to play "orchestrally" with an organ - a world of difference from regular organ repertoire playing.

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I recognize this piece as a pop tune way back when. Have you heard
    Never Gonna fall in love again by Eric Carmen? That is why I recognized
    this piece. He also did All By Myself. But this is beautiful
    on the organ.
    judy tooley
    Last edited by methodistgirl; Mar-18-2008 at 02:18.

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