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The Piano Works of Rachmaninoff, Volume III

By Sergei Rachmaninoff

Solo piano - Advanced
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred's Classic Editions. 20th Century, Classical Period and Russian. Collection and performance CD. With standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 91 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26998).

Item Number: AP.26998

ISBN 0739044559. 9x12 inches.

This historic reference edition contains an outstanding CD recording by internationally renowned artist, Idil Biret, who records on the Naxos label. She has made more than 70 recordings including the complete solo piano works and all the concertos of Chop.

  • Morceaux de Salon, Op. 10 
  • No. 1: Nocturne 
  • No. 2: Valse 
  • No. 3: Barcarolle 
  • No. 4: Melodie 
  • No. 5: Humoreske 
  • No. 6: Romance 
  • No. 7: Mazurka 
  • Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16 
  • No. 1 in B-flat Minor 
  • No. 2 in E-flat Minor 
  • No. 3 in B Minor 
  • No. 4 in E Minor 
  • No. 5 in D-flat Major 
  • No. 6 in C Major 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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  • 2009-03-06 00:00:00.0 CD useful, no surprises

    I chose this version of Op 10 & 16 because of the included CD. The recording quality of the CD varies a lot between pieces. It serves the purpose well of demonstrating the piece played essentially correctly which is what I was looking for--a lot cheaper than sitting down for...

    a session with the piano teacher! The CD is not something I would want for a "listening library," however. The sheet music is fine and what I expected. I was looking for Op 16 N5. It is one of the easier pieces in the book (and one I can play reasonably well). A few are difficult and to be played fast, and therefore only for the very advanced (though they are fun to play slow and make nice "Rachmaninoff sounds"--when no else has to listen!). I've been playing off-and-on (mostly off) for 60 years, and playing almost everyday for the last 8 years. Some of the chords might be a hard stretch for some with small hands.

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