During my absence from PS, I did manage to make this home recording of the Rachmaninov Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12. This Prelude is often described as a "Sleigh Ride." It is a foreboding of Rachmaninov's last sleigh ride through whirling snow as played in the right hand. The haunting melody in the left hand depicts the melancholic departure from his beloved homeland. After a climax of longing, his sleigh passes by, leaving only a vestige of snow swirls in its wake, falling gently to the ground, never to return again... I've taken the liberty of adding the bass octaves as in the Horowitz version of this piece. Thanks for listening. ~ George P.S. I down sampled the mp3 to 160kbits/s.