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Rachmaninoff: Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B-flat Major

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Sergey Rachmaninoff - Preludes :
Prelude, Op. 23 No. 2
Prelude Op. 23 No. 2  in B-flat Major by Rachmaninoff piano sheet music
Key: B-flat Major Year: -
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1444 kB)

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xx Rachmaninov Prélude Op.23 n°2
October 14, 2013, 06:35:01 PM by nashh

Messed up a bit at the end. Work still in progress.

From Paris.

xx (VIDEO) Rachmaninoff Prelude op.23 no.2 in B-flat major
July 17, 2010, 09:04:38 PM by hakki

xx Rachmaninov - Prelude op.23 no.2 (Ante Vetma)
June 18, 2010, 12:37:24 AM by avetma

Hello people,
just one more recording to share with you, if anyone is interested. Smiley

Recorded live; February 2010.

Thank you!

xx 2 preludes by Rachmaninoff
August 23, 2008, 08:27:17 PM by fredericfrancoischopin

any tips for prelude op.23 no.2(maestoso) and prelude op.23 no.5(alla marcia)?

btw -i am currently learning them. Smiley
thnx in forward Smiley Smiley

xx Rachmaninoff Prelude Fingering :S
August 02, 2007, 05:57:26 AM by nanabush

I'm starting the Bb major prelude op 23 #2 and I have a book of the preludes with MINIMAL fingering.  I've found several versions online that have no fingering, and this prelude happens to have no fingering in my edition (it has some, but in obvious places that don't really need it indicated)  I noticed instantly the left hand span is HUGE and found this fingering works for me:

1&5 (on the octave Bb's)  4 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 1&2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - etc, etc...

Is this correct?  I'm not sure if this is the intended fingering at all, but I've tried a couple things, and this one seems to work, it's just awkward playing anything at all after the octave Bb's.  How legato does the left hand have to be, and in this part is pedalling a necessity in keeping the left hand legato?  Generally, what do I have to do to make the left hand keep the sweeping motion in the initial fingering.  (more questions will come later when I get further in the prelude Cheesy)

xx Rachmaninoff Prelude in B Flat - Op. 23 Nr. 2
April 14, 2007, 02:50:12 AM by trazom

I have a question about Rachmaninoff's Prelude in B Flat, Op. 23 Nr. 2.

The question regards measure 25.  All musical logic leads me to believe the A4 in the middle of the second beat should be flatted.  All other As in the measure are flatted.

I assume it's just a typo in my edition, or perhaps even an error on Rachmananoff's part, but I thought I'd mention it here to see what others and their editions have to say.


xx rachmaninov prelude op 23 #2
February 13, 2007, 03:37:47 AM by pianistimo

this is for dannyelfboy.  three days of practice and it's still kinda slow.  but, i really like the piece.  this is just the 'return' section.  still working the middle. 

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