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Topic: Rachmaninoff Prelude 1, Op. 32 Problems  (Read 1724 times)

Offline mfwettlaufer

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Rachmaninoff Prelude 1, Op. 32 Problems
on: April 04, 2018, 03:29:19 AM
Hi, I'm working on Prelude No. 1, Op 32 of Rachmaninoff and am struggling with some of the accidentals--I'm uncertain when do they carry over within the measure and when do they not.  For example measure 8, the F# in the left hand (treble clef) would imply that the chord in the right hand that follows (B, F, and G) would be an F# not a F natural.  But it seems like it could go either way and I am unconvinced that it sounds better as F#.  Another case is measure 23, which is the most confusing--the E flat in the right and left hand at the start of the measure would imply an E flat immediately following in the right hand but it doesn't make sense since the line is descending chromatically and would really make sense as E natural.  Same thing happens in the left hand a little later, same measure, where the E should be flat but it sounds like it should be natural.  The reason I question that the accidentals carry over is because of measure 18--in that case they definitely do not carry over.  The G flat in the left hand implies G flat in the right hand but that doesn't work at all.  Any feedback from people who have studied this piece would be welcomed.  Thank you!
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Offline dw4rn

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Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude 1, Op. 32 Problems
Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 08:42:07 AM
They carry over within the measure but not from the right hand to the left and vice versa.
I think that answers all your doubts except the one about the left hand in m. 23, where I would play E flat.

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Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude 1, Op. 32 Problems
Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 10:00:34 PM
Thank you!!
 

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