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Rachmaninov : 24 Preludes

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Unfortunately no, dear reader, there is no such thing as a cycle of “24 Preludes” by Rachmaninoff; however there are indeed 24 Preludes: a collection of ten Op. 23 from 1903, 13 other Op. 32 from 1910 and one isolated Prelude from the Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3 (Fantasy Pieces) from 1893. In total: 24 Preludes, in which as a simple count shows Rachmaninoff − much like Chopin and of course Bach − illustrated all major and minor tones. Deliberately random, or the involuntary drive to create a reasonably coherent cycle? Contrary to his two illustrious predecessors, Rachmaninoff didn’t order his Preludes according to a specific tonal plan: the musician’s fantasy develops bit by bit.

Nikolai Lugansky – described by the famous magazine Gramophone as “the most innovative and transcendent interpreter of all” (so much for the others…), truly an extraordinarily deep and polyvalent pianist – decided to present the Preludes in the order prescribed by partitions, rather than reorganising them according to some hypothetical tonal logic, without knowing if Rachmaninoff would even have recommended or even considered it, particularly as the constant alternation of moods, independently of any tonal consideration, gives the piece a sense of perfect coherence. Finally it’s worth mentioning that Lugansky offers a very “original” interpretation of this divine music, which may feel like a re-discovery to some listeners. © SM/Qobuz

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Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

1
No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
00:04:47

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10 Préludes, op. 23 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

2
No. 1. Largo in F-Sharp Minor
00:03:40

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3
No. 2. Maestoso in B-Flat Major
00:03:37

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4
No. 3. Tempo di minuetto in D Minor
00:03:53

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5
No. 4. Andante cantabile in D Major
00:04:58

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6
No. 5. Alla marcia in G Minor
00:04:05

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7
No. 6. Andante in E-Flat Major
00:03:03

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8
No. 7. Allegro in C Minor
00:02:29

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9
No. 8. Allegro vivace in A-Flat Major
00:03:28

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10
No. 9. Presto in E-Flat Minor
00:01:58

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11
No. 10. Largo in G-Flat Major
00:04:05

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13 Préludes, op. 32 (Serge Rachmaninoff)

12
No. 1. Allegro vivace in C Major
00:01:14

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13
No. 2. Allegretto in B-Flat Minor
00:03:05

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14
No. 3. Allegro vivace in E Major
00:02:24

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15
No. 4. Allegro con brio in E Minor
00:05:56

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16
No. 5. Moderato in G Major
00:03:21

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17
No. 6. Allegro appassionato in F Minor
00:01:21

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18
No. 7. Moderato in F Major
00:02:25

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19
No. 8. Vivo in A Minor
00:01:48

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20
No. 9. Allegro in A Major
00:03:02

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21
No. 10. Lento in B Minor
00:06:07

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22
No. 11. Allegretto in B Major
00:02:33

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23
No. 12. Allegro in G-Sharp Minor
00:02:35

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24
No. 13. Grave in D-Flat Major
00:05:59

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Unfortunately no, dear reader, there is no such thing as a cycle of “24 Preludes” by Rachmaninoff; however there are indeed 24 Preludes: a collection of ten Op. 23 from 1903, 13 other Op. 32 from 1910 and one isolated Prelude from the Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3 (Fantasy Pieces) from 1893. In total: 24 Preludes, in which as a simple count shows Rachmaninoff − much like Chopin and of course Bach − illustrated all major and minor tones. Deliberately random, or the involuntary drive to create a reasonably coherent cycle? Contrary to his two illustrious predecessors, Rachmaninoff didn’t order his Preludes according to a specific tonal plan: the musician’s fantasy develops bit by bit.

Nikolai Lugansky – described by the famous magazine Gramophone as “the most innovative and transcendent interpreter of all” (so much for the others…), truly an extraordinarily deep and polyvalent pianist – decided to present the Preludes in the order prescribed by partitions, rather than reorganising them according to some hypothetical tonal logic, without knowing if Rachmaninoff would even have recommended or even considered it, particularly as the constant alternation of moods, independently of any tonal consideration, gives the piece a sense of perfect coherence. Finally it’s worth mentioning that Lugansky offers a very “original” interpretation of this divine music, which may feel like a re-discovery to some listeners. © SM/Qobuz

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