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    Dear all,

    I recently obtained a 50 year old bootleg containing some classical songs and Russian folklore songs.
    Of those songs, there are two by Rachmaninoff that I can't figure out what their titles are.

    Could you please help me figuring it out by listening to samples of those 2 songs?

    Here's a sample of Song 1.

    And here's a sample of Song 2.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I've tried shazan, alas no luck, nevertheless, good luck with the hunt .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebroff View Post
    And here's a sample of Song 2.
    I think this is your Song 2:
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
    --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    I think this is your Song 2:
    You are an expert, well done
    ( I never saw no 2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    You are an expert, well done
    ( I never saw no 2)
    The other one is tougher, but maybe I will try tomorrow night. Way past my bedtime. It helps that I have a 3-disk set of Rachmaninoff Complete Songs to sample.
    Last edited by SixFootScowl; Yesterday at 06:26.
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    Oh wow, that is great, thank you very much! I am impressed that you were able to find/recognize this. This helps me a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    The other one is tougher, but maybe I will try tomorrow night. Way past my bedtime. It helps that I have a 3-disk set of Rachmaninoff Complete Songs to sample.
    You've already helped me a lot. But I hope that, in case you'd like to make the effort, are able to recognize that other one as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebroff View Post
    You've already helped me a lot. But I hope that, in case you'd like to make the effort, are able to recognize that other one as well.
    It was fun and I REALLY like that Hvorostovsky rendition! He is like the most awesome baritone I am aware of. Sad he passed away a few years ago.

    #2 was easy as it opened very distinctly and got right into the singing. Much easier for me to remember when trying all the opening bars. But #1 is not as distinct and it is possible that my set is not as complete as could be. We will see. What would help is if I knew the approximate total time of piece #1 as then I could skip tracks that are significantly shorter or longer and hopefully hone in on it more quickly.
    Last edited by SixFootScowl; Yesterday at 19:09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebroff View Post
    Here's a sample of Song 1.
    Gotta be this one:
    "Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Sahara of musical trash."
    --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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