Piano Concerto No.4, Op.40 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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2nd version (1928)

 Complete Score
#72188 - 8.35MB, 73 (facing) pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/V/14 - 9647x

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Guifré (2010/7/22)

 Complete Score
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Kerikan (2010/9/6)

PMLP08351-Rachmaninoff-Piano-Concerto-No4-Op40--1926-Ver.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Taïr, 1928. Plate Taïr 1.

Reprinted:

Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1971-87). (#77925)

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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#72188 - Low quality scan.

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3rd version (1941)

 Complete Score (EU)
#24805 - 4.28MB, 124 pp. -  7.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V/40/14 - 6199x

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Daphnis (2008/11/25)

Publisher Info.:

New York: Charles Foley, 1944.

Reprinted:

New York: Boosey & Hawkes. Plate B. & H. 12572.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

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2nd version (1928)

 Complete Parts
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Kerikan (2010/9/24)

 Flute 1, 2, Piccolo
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Sallen112 (2013/12/24)

 Oboe 1, 2, English Horn
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Sallen112 (2013/12/24)

 Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭)
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 Bassoon 1, 2
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 Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 (F)
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (B♭)
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 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
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 Timpani
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Sallen112 (2013/12/24)

 Bass drum/Cymbals, Triangle/Tambourine, Snare Drum
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 Violins I
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Sallen112 (2013/12/24)

PMLP08351-RACHMANINOFF 4th CONCERTO SET OF PARTS.pdf
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First edition (reprint)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Taïr, 1928. Plate Taïr 1.

Reprinted:

Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1971-87).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Kerikan's upload helpfully spit into individual parts by Sallen112. (308177-308190)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

3rd version (1941)

For 2 Pianos (Rachmaninoff)

 I. Allegro vivace (EU)
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Hobbypianist (2007/1/19)

 II. Largo
III. Allegro vivace
(EU)
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Hobbypianist (2007/1/19)

Editor:

Pavel Lamm (1882-1951)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(1950). Plate M. 20652 Г.

Reprinted:

Muzyka, 1975. Plate 5929. Reissue (offprint).

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Probably the 1941 revised version

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Free Recordings

I. Allegro vivace
II. Largo - III. Allegro vivace (Boris Berezovsky, piano; Moscow City Symphony conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo, March 4, 2014; from the orchestra's YouTube channel.) (presumably 3rd version of concerto.) Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.4
Alternative Title
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.40
Key G minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace (G minor)
II. Largo (C major)
III. Allegro vivace (G minor–G major)
Year/Date of Composition 1926 (1st version)
1928 (2nd version)
1941 (3rd version)
First Performance 1927-03-18 in Philadelphia
Composer, piano; Philadelphia Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski (1st version)
First Publication 2000 - London: Boosey & Hawkes (1st version)
1928 - Paris: Taïr (2nd version)
1943 - New York: Charles Foley (3rd version)
Dedication Nikolay Medtner (1880–1951)
Average Duration 26 minutes
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo — piano
Orchestra (2nd version)
Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings

Orchestra (3rd version)

3 flutes, 3 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons,
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

Version History

  • 1st Version
    • Composed for piano and orchestra, 1926.
    • Arranged for 2 pianos by Rachmaninoff, 1926.
      • Published by Boosey & Hawkes, London, 2000.
  • 2nd Version
    • Full score and 2-piano arrangement revised by Rachmaninoff, 1928.
      • Published by Taïr, Paris 1928.
  • 3rd Version
    • Full score and 2-piano arrangement further revised by Rachmaninoff, 1942.
      • Published by Charles Foley, New York, 1944.

The revisons Rachmaninoff made to the original 1926 version mostly consist in cuts and a few textural changes. Thus, the first version consists of 1016 bars, the second 902 and the third 824.


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