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..?