About Sergey Rachmaninoff's 7 Morceaux de salon
The 7 Mourceaux de salon (7 salon pieces) were written in 1893-1894, shortly after his graduation from the Moscow Conservatory and around the same time he composed the famous Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 no. 2. Belonging to Rachmaninoff’s early compositional period, they showcase many elements typical of the composer’s style, such as bell-like sonorities, singing melody lines, dense textures, deftly inventive harmony (especially in the Humoresque), and technically demanding passagework.