ILYA ITIN RACHMANINOV PAGANINI VARIATIONS N. 18

ILYA ITIN RACHMANINOV PAGANINI VARIATIONS N. 18

A COMPLETE PERFORMANCE (1996) OF THE WORK HAS BEEN POSTED Ilya Itin was the gold medal winner at Leeds in 1996. He has performed at the Miami Intl Piano festival several times.more: http://www.miamipianofest.com/artists/itin.html Dvds on VAI.

31 Comments

  1. Thoughts on February 16, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    I just saw him play Liszt’s first piano concerto a few weeks ago. I didn’t like the piece – I’m generally annoyed by large, random amounts of runs – but I think he did the best job he could to sell it to me.

    In this video he’s very active; moves around and gestures a lot. He’s toned his movements down now, and I think it’s made his sound better. Not to imply this performance is bad, obviously.



  2. Gabriella Reina on February 16, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    grande interpretazione , suono bellissimo e grande equilibrio "BRAVO"



  3. ffurgy on February 16, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    It has been used in a number of films, the most famous of which was "Story of Three Loves." The music topped the charts then (I was a kid, and many of us bought the music to learn on the paino – the 18th variation isn’t that difficult to learn). Jakob Gimpel performed it then.



  4. joeysings on February 16, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Great technique!!!



  5. Siddharth Raja on February 16, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    My late father’s favourite ! It always brings tears to my eyes.



  6. Mal W on February 16, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    such flow



  7. Kevin Chen on February 16, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    1Thompsonmusic,,you’re here too!!!…god. your name is like disease, contaminating the world of Youtube,



  8. Kevin Chen on February 16, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I saw the video of you playing Chopin Waltz in C Sharp Minor. Russell, you do know that there’s more to the piano than just playing the correct notes, you played that piece horribly, I couldn’t hear any feelings…. Sure you won the Maghull festival of music competition….so>>>> you trying to prove people there have poor standards? Yeah,,,I’m convinced.



  9. Kevin Chen on February 16, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    not only do you have poor taste in music, you also have terrible manners….someone wasn’t breastfed…or did you lack motherly attention? awwwww…just say so, you don’t have to hide behind all that male bravado.>>>>



  10. Kevin Chen on February 16, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    of?? bad piano playing skills?? I must confess, I don’t play the piano..but you don’t have to be a farmer to spot a rotten apple.



  11. Jane Noe on February 16, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Magnificient!



  12. Andrew Gorny on February 16, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    wow, very evocative conductor as well



  13. Gunter Guerrero on February 16, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Beautiful and romantic Rachmaninoff !



  14. Empress Seung on February 16, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I weep every time I hear this. Truly.



  15. xjuno11 on February 16, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    "I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare."
    -Vladimir Horowitz-



  16. SpeedyNeutrino43 on February 16, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    As a musician I’ve suffered through some concerts with a director like this one. He looks more like he’d directing traffic than being a conductor.



  17. xjuno11 on February 16, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    omg, do you want me to repost my comment?? just take it from vladimir, if not from me. people make mistakes. can u at least appreiciate the music???



  18. Michael Fitzgerald on February 16, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    @SpeedyNeutrino43 rofl are you serious? i think that’s simon rattle….



  19. CoalClear on February 16, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    perfect



  20. godswiph on February 16, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    either that or he’s just simply playing some rachmaninov. 😉



  21. Cha Rmaine on February 16, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    one million stars!! lol



  22. ricky seabra on February 16, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    this is one of the greatest pieces ever written.



  23. Roger Rodd on February 16, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    I would really have preferred that it remained just the piano solo, but this is music at its very finest.



  24. JUAN JOSE MARTINEZ TOMAS on February 16, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Sublime.



  25. stephenjoeagi on February 16, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Another wonderful pianist joins the ranks of the ‘fameux inconnus’. He lives in Manhattan, and probably teaches. There are so many fantastic pianists around today, unknown, and whose life and career will mean nothing. At least we see them on Youtube for a while. (until somebody claims copyright infringment and then they disappear forever). Amen.



  26. Shevan Silva on February 16, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    leave me your email and it shall be yours.



  27. Kevin Chen on February 16, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Look..I don’t want to seem mean but, basically why I had to pick a fight with you was because, I commented on someone who played chopin’s military march and I didn’t like the playing style, in which you couldn’t accept my right of speech and just had to start with the personal insults. I don’t want to judge your talent, but really you’re not going anywhere with that cocky pretentious attitude, beside..be realistic you look like your’re in your 30’s if your not a star now…you’ll never be.



  28. Dominic Valentini on February 16, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    perfection



  29. Gerard Carter on February 16, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Beautiful.



  30. MiGeneracionX on February 16, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Para eso es el Piano, para acariciarlo como se acaricia a la novia.



  31. Dorothy DuBose Scherr on February 16, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Absolutely wonderful. Could not stop the tears from flowing. Where are his records ? He will have a brilliant carreer. I have heard people sobbing and moaning in his performances. This is something that almost never happens. You should hear it- it is like being overcome by love and sadness and joy at the same time. Indescribable. Go hear him live anyplace you can.