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Offline halfwhelk

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Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:34:28 AM »
Hi, Can you help me identify this music?
I first heard it many years ago as (I think) the theme music for some earnest BBC news documentary. Heard it again this week and managed to grab it (badly) and thought I must hear it properly.
Can you identify it please?

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Re: Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 03:40:32 AM »
Rachmaninov 1st Symphony
4th movement
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 03:43:07 AM by TheGSMoeller »

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Re: Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 03:51:13 AM »
Rachmaninov 1st Symphony
4th movement

Yes, from the opening.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/iwVgUlO_xpE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/iwVgUlO_xpE</a>
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 04:03:28 AM by Cato »
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Re: Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 05:08:27 AM »
Brilliant. Thanks very much. Just listened to the whole thing. What a great piece of music.

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Re: Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 05:49:34 AM »
That it is!
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Re: Should be an easy one. Is this Prokofiev?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 10:51:07 AM »
Was the BBC's 'Panorama' theme in the 1960s - I remember it from my childhood.
https://youtu.be/oF6VBqjhCjwz
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