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Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (Introduction And 24 Variations), In A Minor For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 43: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op. 43

Features of This Track

a supremely inspired melody
an overall compositional virtuosity
jaw-dropping technical fireworks
virtuosic piano playing
an acclaimed work
a well-known composer
a Romantic-Era style
a symphony orchestra
harp playing
non-pitched percussion
violin
tonal harmony
major key tonality
a fast and bright tempo

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Also used in A Perfect World. Heard it live with the NM Philharmonic Orchestra last month, Alexander Gavrylyuk on piano. Incredible performance, wonderful piece of music.
Classic!
s.carton
Takes one on an action adventure both frantic and fabulous. Thanks.
sryanvh
The most famous part of this piece comes at about 15 min 50 seconds.
The fast paced movement is enough to drive me insane. The fast, urging melody made my heart beat the same pace, making me slightly irritated but in awe of the beautiful harmonies. A vexingly demonic piece, breaks off into melancholic serenity. Beautiful, creepily enchanting.
Ok what is the melody on min 16 of this track I've heard it before...I know it!
This music evokes fond memories of a movie, entitled, "Somewhere in Time" (starring Christopher Reeve) of which it provided the musical theme. Absolutely beautiful,ha u n t i n g music!
narnianlampl i g h t e r
Okay! Convinced -- love it!
margaroot356
my favorite piece - even found a music box rendition...
sweeping, poignant, romantic...
f! this is a long song!!
daniel_mcgee
The 18th variation was used in several movies including "Somewhere in Time" but also "Groundhog Day" If you listen carefully to the 18th variation, you'll notice that it's the main Theme of the entire piece, just inverted and turned to a Major key.
Now that is Music...and a great chick flick
OK this was the music back-drop for what movies?
poo_ladd
every time i hear the famous movement in this song, i want to watch the movie "Somewhere in Time". ahhh, simpler times.

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