Sergey Rachmaninoff
Prelude
in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32 No. 12
from 13 Preludes

Quieter in character than its C sharp and G minor counterparts, this prelude features a beautiful, elegiac melody in the left hand accompanied by a shimmering right-hand accompaniment.

ID: 1581
Key: G-sharp Minor
Year: 1910
Level: 8+
Period: Late Romantic
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An Unthunderous Prelude

The G-sharp Minor prelude is all ethereal smoke and zephyrs, the notes cascading across the keys on gossamer wings. Quieter in character than its famous C sharp and G minor counterparts, it features a beautiful, elegiac melody in the left hand accompanied by a shimmering right-hand accompaniment. Many pianists of all ages can thunder away like anything, but it takes musical maturity to bring off such a delicate piece. Of course, that maturity doesn’t have to come from an older person. Younger players who “just get Rachmaninoff” can achieve the same kind of success; what is required though is great control from the pianist.

Background

The 13 Preludes in op 32 complemented the ten (op 23) plus one (op 2 no 3 ) Rachmaninoff had written earlier, to complete the full set of 24 Preludes in all major and minor keys. Rachmaninoff wrote the entire set during an intense 19-day period in 1910, just after returning home from a lengthy tour of the United States.


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Prelude in G-sharp Minor Op. 32 No. 12 by the composer Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). This piece is from the Late Romantic era and is part of Rachmaninoff's 13 Preludes.