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Old 02-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rachmaninov had BIG HANDS

So I can't post links to other websites yet, but go to youtube and search for "Rachmaninov had big hands" and watch the first video, hilarious!
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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HAHA. Wow that insanely long one towards the end seems humanly impossible.

I've heard that Rachmaninoff used to practice with corks between his fingers to stretch them out for those chords with the huge ranges.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you khfreek.
Yea my ex-girlfriend who had small hands played some rachmaninov and she had to roll the chords, there was no way she could play all the notes at once.
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She shouldn't attempt any Liszt then
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually she did play un sospiro by Liszt... really poorly... She was a real bitch... and bad at piano.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hahaha, that is one of my favorite Liszt pieces. She doesn't deserve to play it!
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I know! It's actually my favorite piano piece
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I remember the day i could finally stretch further than an octave, it felt like such an achievement!
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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haaha.. very funny video! I think Russians have big hands. My is only octave, maybe i can stretch to ninth
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