10 Preludes, Op.23

Rachmaninoff composed the 10 Preludes, Op.23 in the Hotel America in 1901-3, financially dependent on his cousin Alexander Siloti, to whom they are dedicated. He never played all of them in one sitting, preferring to cycle through a rotating mix of his favorites. Nonetheless, certain characteristics of the work, such as the recurrence of stepwise motion, common chords between adjacent preludes, and the bookended relationship between the first and last preludes (both marked Largo, with the latter in the parallel major of the former) suggest that the works could be played ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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10 Preludes, Op.23 - 2. Maestoso (B-flat major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 4. Andante cantabile (D major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 4. Andante cantabile (D major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 5. Alla marcia (G minor)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major)
10 Preludes, Op.23 - 10. Largo (G-flat major)
Composer Form Instrument Period
Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude Piano Romantic

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day ...
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