Question by icyseal: Rachmaninoff 3rd concerto history?
Was the 3rd piano concerto of Rachmaninoff commissioned by anyone?
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Answer by Tinpanallycat
I would guess it was written more to prove his mastry of the Piano or as a poke in the eye to every aspiring pianists.. than anything else. It was published shortly after the 2nd or 3rd performance so that would tend to indicate he did it for the money.
I have NEVER played the 3rd because I am just not that masochistic. I did try to learn it years ago and I can remember standing up and slamming the keyboard cover down while shouting profanities.. and I never tried again.
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