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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Two Pieces For Six-Handed Piano By Alexandre Tharaud, Alexander Melnikov and Aleksander Madzar

7 min
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Two Pieces For Six-Handed Piano By Alexandre Tharaud, Alexander Melnikov and Aleksander Madzar

More hands means more music!

This piece is indicative of Rachmaninoff’s perchance for using the full length of the piano. It’s also an excellent one to watch. The performers dance around each other while not trying to step on each others… fingers! The fact that the work doesn’t swell into a huge crescendo—as Rachmaninoff would put usually insert into a work for two hands—is typical example of the Russian composer’s dry humour. Chuckle along to this showstopper.

Full concert
The Piano, Multiplied: Alexandre Tharaud, Alexander Melnikov and Aleksandar Madzar At The Philharmonie de Paris
Salle des concerts, Philharmonie 2, Paris
Composer·rice
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff
All artists
  • Alexandre TharaudPerformer
  • Alexander MelnikovPerformer