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RACHMANINOV: Preludes for Piano (Complete)


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RACHMANINOV: Preludes for Piano (Complete)

Spanning 45 years of the composer’s life, Rachmaninov’s piano music has become a staple of the repertoire. His first set of Preludes, Op. 23 begins a series continued in the thirteen Preludes, Op. 32, completed in 1910, that makes use of all major and minor keys, with the exception of C sharp minor, a key used in the famous Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2. This dramatic and melancholy piece, with its ominous descending chords leading to one of Rachmaninov’s most memorable tunes, rapidly became one of his most famous compositions. It is even more well-known today through its use in numerous arrangements, in music-hall sketches and in the film Shine.

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  5 Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
1.   5 Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C - Sharp Minor 00:04:21
  10 Preludes, Op. 23
2.   No. 1 in F - Sharp Minor: Largo 00:03:38
3.   No. 2 in B - Flat Major: Maestoso 00:03:11
4.   No. 3 in D Minor: Tempo di minuetto 00:03:38
5.   No. 4 in D Major: Andante cantabile 00:05:07
6.   No. 5 in G Minor: Alla marcia 00:03:55
7.   No. 6 in E - Flat Major: Andante 00:03:06
8.   No. 7 in C Minor: Allegro 00:02:20
9.   No. 8 in A - Flat Major: Allegro vivace 00:03:17
10.   No. 9 in E - Flat Minor: Presto 00:01:56
11.   No. 10 in G - Flat Major: Largo 00:03:48
  13 Preludes, Op. 32
12.   No. 1 in C Major: Allegro vivace 00:01:18
13.   No. 2 in B - Flat Minor: Allegretto 00:03:17
14.   No. 3 in E Major: Allegro vivace 00:02:29
15.   No. 4 in E Minor: Allegro con brio 00:05:24
16.   No. 5 in G Major: Moderato 00:03:01
17.   No. 6 in F Minor: Allegro appassionato 00:01:23
18.   No. 7 in F Major: Moderato 00:02:33
19.   No. 8 in A Minor: Vivo 00:01:44
20.   No. 9 in A Major: Allegro moderato 00:02:50
21.   No. 10 in B Minor: Lento 00:05:21
22.   No. 11 in B Major: Allegretto 00:02:18
23.   No. 12 in G - Sharp Minor: Allegro 00:02:12
24.   No. 13 in D - Flat Major: Grave - Allegro 00:05:37

Total Playing Time: 01:17:44

Rachmaninov, Sergey

Nebolsin, Eldar

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570327

Barcode: 0747313032778

Physical Release: 05/2007

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