Rachmaninoff Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 17 Works
The last of Russia’s great Romantic composers, Serge Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) was also a touring virtuoso who knew how to enchant listeners. His works abound in dazzling colors and textures that delight the ear, as this generous compilation of his piano music attests.
Specially chosen to reflect the “best of the best” these are the shorter works that have been most often performed and most frequently recorded by such great keyboard artists as Horowitz, Richter, Gilels, Cliburn, and Rachmaninoff himself. Offered here for the first time in a single collection are the celebrated Prelude in C-sharp Minor; three exquisite Etudes-Tableaux from Op. 33 and 39; seven best-loved Preludes from Opp. 23 and 32; three Moments Musicaux from Op. 16; the “Barcarolle” and “Humoresque” from Morceaux de salon, Op. 9, and the charming “Polichinelle” from Op. 3.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author / Composer: Serge Rachmaninoff