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Two Rachmaninoff Preludes

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  1. jlr43

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    Two of the more well-known Rachmaninoff Preludes, including the particularly famous C# (alias "The Bells of Russia and part of the Cinq Morceaux), known distastefully to the composer as "It," and the G#, which Horowitz especially seemed to make famous. Hope you find some freshness in my interpretations.

    These are some of the first pieces I played that made me want to spend time practicing :)


    Rachmaninov - Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, no. 2

    Rachmaninov - Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32, no. 12
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Excellent in my opinion.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    These are up.
     
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    Thanks, Monica :) .
     
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    nice job

    Your interpretation of the g# minor is very consistent, i.e., it is "an interpretation". Very nice to listen to.
    Too many renditions of this piece sound fragmented, as though the pianist thought it was two or three different pieces. But not you.

    I love the ritard half-way through (before it goes into D# major). IMHO, you could take an even bigger breath before proceeding. Your listeners will breathe with you. (Or at least the Rachmaninoff lovers will!)
     

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