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Topic: Rach's favourite?  (Read 1627 times)

Offline nujdp

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Rach's favourite?
on: February 26, 2004, 02:19:24 PM
I'm currently learning/playing Rach's Prelude Op32.10 in h-minor. I think it's the greatest of the preludes and a absolutely brilliant piece and i dont wanted to play a really well-known prelude. Now i've heard somewhere that it was also rachs own favourite. Is this true?

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Re: Rach's favourite?
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2004, 06:06:58 PM
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I'm currently learning/playing Rach's Prelude Op32.10 in h-minor. I think it's the greatest of the preludes and a absolutely brilliant piece and i dont wanted to play a really well-known prelude. Now i've heard somewhere that it was also rachs own favourite. Is this true?

Yea, Rach was a big fan of the h-minor scale.

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Re: Rach's favourite?
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2004, 07:58:40 PM
I think that was probably a typo for g-minor

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Re: Rach's favourite?
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2004, 08:24:43 PM
H-minor = b-minor in Germany....
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Re: Rach's favourite?
Reply #4 on: February 26, 2004, 09:59:45 PM
In Switzerland (also Germany) we say "H Minor" = "B Moll".

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Offline Beethoven87

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Re: Rach's favourite?
Reply #5 on: February 27, 2004, 05:19:49 AM
This Prelude was Rachmaninoff's personal favorite, and he once likened it to "a return from exile."  ...Perhaps that will help you to interpret it  :)
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