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Sergei Rachmaninoff: Fantasy Pieces For Piano Op. 3 by Alexandre Tharaud

21 min
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Fantasy Pieces For Piano Op. 3 by Alexandre Tharaud

Five works for solo piano

Rachmaninoff famously had very large hands, and often wrote extremely large chords as a result. Often, performers have to split the chords up to meet Rachmaninoff’s prescribed notation! These five fantasy pieces (I. Élégie II. Prélude III. Mélodie IV. Polichinelle V. Sérénade) feature perhaps Rachmaninoff’s most well known work for solo piano - the Prélude in C Sharp Minor, which Rachmaninoff wrote about his fear of being buried alive. Can you feel the fear..?

Full concert
Rachmaninoff by Veronika Dzhioeva and Alexandre Tharaud At The Philharmonie de Paris
Salle des Concerts, Philharmonie 2, Paris
Composer·rice
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sergei Rachmaninoff
All artists
  • Alexandre TharaudPerformer