This historic reference edition of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43 is composed of a theme and 24 variations. The most notable variation is the 18th, which has been used in countless movies and classical music CD complications. Also included is an outstanding CD recording, from the Naxos label, by internationally renowned artist, Idil Biret, with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Antoni Wit conducting. Biret has made more than 70 recordings and has received numerous awards including: Lily Boulanger Memorial, Boston; Harriet Cohen - Dinu Lipatti gold medal, London; Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite, France; State Artist, Turkey and many others. 91 pages.