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The World Piano Bible

While working in a piano factory in Leipzig, East Germany, Jens Witter started cataloging pianos, inadvertently beginning what would eventually become his doctoral dissertation. The data archive grew and comprised 10 000 index cards and eventually became a massive Bible of Pianos containing some 40 000 names. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Rachmaninoff C sharp minor prelude  (Read 2517 times)
lazlo
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« on: November 01, 2006, 06:06:59 AM »

I am having a hard time gauging how much difficulty it will give me... I m pretty sure that the outer sections technically won't slow me down too much, but, I'm not sure I understand how difficult the agitato really is... or is not... Could someone possibly shed some light on this piece? thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 06:55:51 AM »

Hallo lazlo,

A not so easy piece indeed - traverses all 24 major and minor keys.

Better than anyone explaining, see for yourself the Gilels and Cambry performances of this on YOUTUBE.

Prof K S (Mohan) Narayanan
Musicologist, Composer, Teacher,
Chennai, India
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