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Rachmaninov, Prelude Op. 23, No. 1 in F# minor

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  1. musicrecovery

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    Hi David,

    Your playing had a wonderful sense of tension and "going somewhere" throughout and then towards the end of "being there".
    This was well done.

    Thank you,
    Kaila
     
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    Hi Kaila,

    Thank you so much for your perceptive comments on my rendition. I wanted this prelude to be cohesive and coherent which included that sense of tension and direction. I attribute success in that regard to the faster tempo largo. The other day I was looking through the recordings on YouTube. (I have the old LPs of Richter and Ashkenazy playing it--slowly!) I found that Berezovsky had the exact same idea as I in the matter of the tempo. So now I don't feel quite so isolated. I just wish I could play as well as him! :)

    I'm glad you enjoyed my recording.

    David
     

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