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High Noon Curator Talk
“Rewriting Rachmaninoff: Transcriptions and Revisions in the Library’s Collections”
David H. Plylar, PhD, Music Division
The Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive at the Library of Congress contains much of the composer’s later music, including the holograph manuscripts of major works like the Symphony no. 3, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and the Symphonic Dances. This talk will be an exploration of some of the lesser-known treasures in the collection: Rachmaninoff’s revisions and transcriptions of earlier works (including parts of the Morceaux de fantaisie, op. 3, Moments musicaux, op. 16, Daisies, op. 38/3 and the Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 40), and transcriptions of other composers’ works (including extracts from Bach’s third violin partita, Kreisler’s Liebeslied, the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mussorgsky’s “Hopak,” part of Schubert’s F-minor Fantasie, and Tchaikovsky’s Lullaby, op. 16/1).
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