Whoops. Sorry, folks. Here’s some very famous Rachmaninov, the Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra on a Theme of Paganini. (The work’s most famous section, the 18th Variation, comes at the 15:28 mark, for those curious.)
The Paganini tune that forms the backbone of this work has inspired a lot of composers over the last 150+ years. We played a fascinating different set of variations on the same theme in the concert band when I was in college…but few settings beat Rachmaninov’s.
Anyway, enjoy and have a fine weekend! Maybe I’ll even have some — gasp! — new content at some point!