Piano Street Magazine

Travel in Time and Meet Sergei Rachmaninoff

April 11th, 2016 in Piano News by | 1 comment

In Piano Street’s recent interview with Valentina Lisitsa she told us about the blind test her teacher gave the piano class at the music school in her youth. Three recordings were presented; Richter, Rubinstein and Rachmaninoff. Who was hammering out loud and who was the gentle, delicate player? Here we can hear Rachmaninoff play his own G minor Prelude Op. 23 No. 5. The performance is accompanied by original film footage from Russian archives.

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  • Carolyn Horn says:

    As a child I grew up listening over and over again to the old 78 recordings of Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Heifitz and Toscanini. It was a divine musical experience that shaped who I am today.

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