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Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12

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  1. nathanscoleman

    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hiya cherub ... I know I'm a cliche'd romantic, but I just love this prelude.

    IMVHO, I think this one could use a little bit more work. It sounds like you almost have it completely 'under your fingers', but need to concentrate on some stylistic points. Although not particularly clean, that wasn't really that big of a deal. The rhythm seemed to lurch back and forth. I haven't done more than read through this piece a couple of times, but imagine that metronome work would help?? Dunno. It was just very uneven. And the extremely familiarity of this one plays against you when it's not very clean.

    Anyway, I hope you'll repost because you've obviously got skills. :)
     
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    Pardon me for asking Raul, but have you actually practised this piece before recording it ? It is so riddled with wrong notes, notes left out, notes inserted, hesitations, and tempo aberrations, that is sounds like an impromptu recording. As if it were not enough, there are hardly any dynamics and there's nothing much in the way of a convincing interpretation. This most popular of Rachmaninov preludes deserves a better fate.

    It is clear from your Bortkiewicz Prelude (even though that is not beyond reproach either), that you are a competent and committed pianist. You'll need to do a better job with this Rach prelude.
     

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