Recommended seating in a concert hall during Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2?



Asked by: Stephany Guest

Is Rachmaninov piano concerto 2 hard?





4. If you want to, you can do anything! But you’ll have to start within a week, I suggest. Indeed, it is a very hard piece to play, because it’s full of emotions and we, as young people, won’t have enough life-experience to play this with the emotions Rachmaninoff had to deal with, but technically it will work!

What is Rachmaninoff’s most famous piano concerto?

Let’s turn to the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. This is without doubt the most popular work by Rachmaninoff.

Which Chopin piano concerto is the best?

One of the greatest piano concertos ever, Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor has long been a cornerstone in the repertoire of many concert pianists. It was actually Chopin’s second piano concerto, as it was written after the premiere of Piano Concerto “No. 2” in F minor.

Is Prokofiev piano concerto 3 hard?

Worlds Come Together in Prokofiev’s Dreamy and Difficult Piano Concerto No. 3. In 1921, Sergei Prokofiev himself described his 3rd Piano Concerto as ‘devilishly difficult‘ as he prepared to play the premiere in Chicago.

Is piano concerto No 2 hard?





The Rachmaninoff Second is less difficult than the third, but that doesn’t at all mean that it’s easy; it’s a very difficult Concerto.

How difficult is Rachmaninoff?

Rachmaninoff’s piano repertoire is overwhelmingly in the “difficult” category, and a good number of his pieces could be considered among the most difficult piano music ever.

How hard are Rachmaninoff preludes?

Re: Rachmaninov Preludes: Difficulty
23 and 32 in terms of difficulty. Also feel free to comment on which ones are your favorites, and not-so-favorites. Op. 23 #9 is one of the nastiest double-note pieces ever written; almost no one can really play it.

What was Rachmaninoff favorite piece?

Here’s what Rachmaninoff told his biographer: My favorite number in the work, which I love as I do The Bells, is the fifth canticle, “Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace” [Luke 2:29].

How difficult is Rach 3?

Perhaps the most difficult piece ever written for piano, Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto is 40 minutes of finger-twisting madness.



How difficult is Prokofiev concerto 2?

It is significantly more difficult than Bruch and Mendelssohn (or Khachaturian, Lalo, Wieniawski 2, and the other concertos typically taught post-Bruch). It is not as difficult as Tchaikovsky or Sibelius, though. It is somewhat easier than Prokofiev No. 1, in my opinion, but I think No.

What is considered the hardest piano concerto?

La Campanella‘, which translates as ‘little bell’, comes from a larger work – the Grandes études de Paganini – and is famous for being one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano. The piece’s technical demands include enormous jumps for the right hand played at an uncomfortably speedy tempo.

Is Tchaikovsky difficult?

Tchaikovsky’s piano music tends not to get too difficult, since he wasn’t a virtuoso pianist like some other composers we’ve discussed (Liszt, Chopin, etc.). If you’ve been wanting to learn some Tchaikovsky but don’t know where to start, this should be helpful to you.



What level is Debussy reverie?

The suite is meant to represent music from an old French court, and ranges from silly to deeply moving. Everything in this collection is a grade 10 RCM level. Composed by Claude Debussy (1862-1918).

What grade is June Tchaikovsky?

Grade 8

Composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Title June – Barcarolle – op 37 no 6 G minor
ID 37b.06
Grade 8
Syllabus Trinity

What grade is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy piano?

This particular arrangement is at an advanced level (Level 5). It’s a fun but quite challenging arrangement. It’s written in the original key of E minor. It is almost the same as the orchestral version, but it’s arranged for a piano solo.



What grade is the Nutcracker piano?

Re: Difficulty approximations for Nutcracker transcriptions
The English ABRSM (Which has 10 grades) is roughly equivalent to the North American RCM (Which has 12 grades) level, two grades higher.

Is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy difficult?

It requires the dancer to perform a challenging pas de deux filled with bravura lifts, then segue into the signature “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” variation after very little rest backstage. The intricate Sugar Plum solo looks light and delicate, but it’s a difficult test of a ballerina’s technique and stamina.