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Saturday, May 28, 2011

A RIP off the old Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vaselievich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Classical composers borrowed off each other, and in the future I will post some examples of these.  But why shouldn't modern composers and song writers be any different?  How about modern song writers who "rip" off of classical compositions?

Here's an example:

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 2


Eric Carmen - All By Myself

And of course, even more modern artists "rip" off the old ones in covers:

Celine Dion - All By Myself

Let's hope they credited the original.  But is it Rachmaninoff?  Probably.  As they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Or.....maybe not:

See here. (not an endorsement)

May Rachmaninoff RIP, knowing his legacy continues.

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