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

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Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 2. Maestoso (B-flat major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 4. Andante cantabile (D major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 4. Andante cantabile (D major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 5. Alla marcia (G minor) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 6. Andante (E-flat major) Favorite Download
Recording 10 Preludes, Op.23 - 10. Largo (G-flat major) Favorite Download

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