Customer Reviews for Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux
Location: from Pembroke, ME
May 28, 2011
Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux
All the Preludes and Etudes I wanted and in ONE VOLUME!! Fantastic. I'm an old Schirmer fan, however, this book suits me equally - for reading and playing - the print clarity, font size, spacing on the page. Beautiful music with so many pieces to learn and others to brush up on. This book was a gift to myself and I'll enjoy it forever! onlybookschris
14 of 32 people found this review helpful.
August 13, 2009
Rach deserves better
You dont need me to tell you that the music itself is five stars out of five. This edition, however, is annoying. The notes are too cramped together, making it hard to read. The page turns are in the wrong places. The book doesnt always consent to stay flat on a music desk. If you are on a budget, this is obviously a good choice as it contains a lot of music for the money you are paying. But if you want a quality edition to enjoy, go for something else.
27 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Location: from lancaster,CA
August 8, 2005
The preludes and the etudes are excellent.....however there IS a lack of fingering which I think is a big must have.
21 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from OH
March 9, 2005
Great music, but just an average edition
Rachmaninoff's preules and etudes-tableaux are great, and something every serious pianist should venture into. That being said, this is not the best edition. The book is extremely small, which makes the music small. Sure, its cheap, complete, and readily available, but if you want the best edition, get Boosey and Hawkes.
24 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Healdsburg, Ca
January 17, 2005
This Books is awesome, I have learned the Prelude Op. 3 No. 2, And Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor. They take alot of work but they are fun!
19 of 38 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Redding, CA
May 25, 2003
This book is a great value for containing all 24 Preludes and all 17 Etudes-tableaux of Serge Rachmaninoff. The pieces in this book are stunningly beautiful with rich themes and masterful harmonies. A must have for all serious pianists. Not for the casual amateur.
11 of 21 people found this review helpful.