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Rachmaninoff -- Preludes, Op. 23

By Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced); NFMC Level: Musically Advanced Class 2
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Edited by Murray Baylor. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Early Advanced/Advanced level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. 20th Century; Masterwork; Romantic. Book. 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.515).

Item Number: AP.515
ISBN 073900283X. 20th Century; Masterwork; Romantic.

These alluring and varied preludes exhibit the compositional skill, expressiveness and innovation that is characteristic of Rachmaninoff's works. Editor Murray Baylor includes informative performance notes that reveal the background of each piece, highlight difficult passages, and offer suggestions on how to approach the technical demands found in the music.

  • Prelude in A-Flat [Op. 23, No. 8]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in B-Flat [Op.23, No. 2]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in D [Op. 23, No. 4]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in D Minor [Op. 23, No. 3]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in E-Flat [Op. 23, No. 6]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in E-Flat Minor [Op. 23, No. 9]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in F-Sharp Minor [Op. 23, No. 1]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in G Minor [Op. 23, No. 5]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in G-Flat [Op. 23, No. 10]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Preludein C Minor [Op. 23, No. 7]  Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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  • 5

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  • August 06, 2012 Useful for the advancing student

    I purchased this for my daughter after she heard another student perform a piece at a piano academy she attended. So far she is very pleased with the book and her teacher finds it appropriate for her skill level.

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  • March 02, 2012 Great music Exellent help

    I am a professional musician and I specifically bought this edition for the fingerings and pedalling suggestions, which are very helpful. Particularly Rachmaninov's editions, and also very good ones, are usually without any. This website is excellent as one could see the sample of the page. In my humble...

    opinion every serious musician should have both: the Urtext, so to check and compare the composer's true intentions, and the practical editorial solutions with consistent and professional fingerings, pedalling etc. This saves a lot of time, even as a starting point for working out your own solutions. Also if one is going to have a lesson with a good (and probably quite expensive) teacher, it is better to have the clear ideas for what works (or not) for you beforehand, and be able to ask the intelligent questions. I have bought all Rachmaninov's Preludes by Editor Murray Baylor and think that it is excellent practical help and value for money.

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  • November 25, 2008 a must have

    A great addition and edition for the intermediate/advanced student's classical library.

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  • September 05, 2008 Murray Baylor edits Rachmaninoff to perfection

    Murray Baylor's edition of Rachmaninoff's 10 Preludes, Op. 23, published by Alfred, is another example of his excellent work. I purchased this edition specifically for the refingering of No. 4, for which the original fingering was very cumbersome. Mr. Baylor has redistributed an otherwise clumsy accompaniment figure without...

    sacrificing a single note, still allowing for a smooth delivery of the melodic line. To my delight, I found that all ten of the preludes had been thoroughly analyzed at the beginning of the book, with special references to fingering, pedaling and performance difficulties. Although the music of Rachmaninoff is rarely for the intermediate pianist, or for those with small hands, Mr. Baylor has made these preludes as accessible as possible. Those intrepid pianists who like a challenge will greatly benefit by this edition. I am a former concert pianist and I continue to play, and I highly recommend this edition.

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