Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sergei Rachmaninov Preludes

If I were forced to choose a Rachmaninov prelude (nearly as difficult as choosing between one's children), it might, in certain lights, be this one. Played by Andrey Ponochevny.

Does anyone else have a "favorite" Rachmaninov prelude? Preludes in C Sharp and G Minor are the super-stars, but this one lurks quietly in the wings, waiting to be discovered.

Now, a few minutes later, this is my favorite prelude: Op.32 No.10, Sviatoslav Richter.

This second one is a bit more subtle. At first. No; this one is truly my most beloved of his preludes. Today.

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