In our last episode, we learned about the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. You might recall learning that he composed in the Romantic style of music, and especially featured the piano in his work.
Today we’re going to take a more in-depth at some of his most famous piano compositions, his collection of preludes. While we won’t learn about each and every one of them (he wrote one for each major and minor key!), we’ll learn about the collection as a whole and some of the ones that are performed most frequently.
MUSIC HEARD IN THIS EPISODE
Rachmaninoff Prelude in C Sharp minor Op.3 No.2 Lisitsa
Yuja Wang – Rachmaninov: Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Live at Philharmonie, Berlin / 2018)
Ashkenazy plays Rachmaninov Prelude Op.32 No.12 in G sharp minor
MUSIC LISTENING SCHEDULE FOR EPISODE 97
I’ve created a curated playlist on YouTube of some of the music from today’s episode as well as complete performances of all Rachmaninoff’s piano preludes. Listen to the playlist here.
Subscribe & Review in Apple Podcasts
Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, head on over to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in Apple Podcasts!
If you’re feeling extra magnanimous, I would be really grateful if you left a review over on Apple Podcasts, too. Those reviews help other families find my podcast learn more about music. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what you love about Busy Kids Love Music. Thanks!