Monday, February 03, 2014

Yet Another Set of Paganini Variations

Here's what happens when Marc-Andre Hamelin gets his hand on a famous theme:

Around 4:00, there is a riff on LvB op. 109. Around 5:45, he is quoting different Beethoven. Around 7:30, he is almost quoting one of Rachmaninov's variations. Something vaguely familiar is going on around 9:00.

1 comment:

vlhorowitz said...

An incredible artist, isn't he ? Was surprised to hear that he's not a fan of Copland.