Prelude G minor Op. 23 No. 5
As indestructible as RachmaninoffåÕs c-sharp-minor PrÌ©lude (HN 1211) may be, it is not his only PrÌ©lude to have begun a åÒsolo careeråÓ of its own: with its rousing rhythms and rhapsodic middle section, the famous piece in g minor certainly takes its place among them. Pianists who aren't yet ready to tackle the complete cycle of 24 PrÌ©ludes (available as HN 1200) can still enjoy Rachmaninoff åÒat his beståÓ with this work. In conjunction with MoscowåÕs Glinka Archives, we were able to consult the autograph sources for our Urtext edition of the PrÌ©ludes, which means that this single edition thus also benefits from the UrtextåÕs excellent editorial and graphic quality. As with all of our Rachmaninoff editions, the fingerings were once again provided by Marc-AndrÌ© Hamelin.