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Rachmaninoff Prelude No. 5 in G Minor, Op. 23

Olga Kern

Rachmaninoff Prelude No. 5 in G Minor, Op. 23

Rachmaninoff Preludes: Epic Stories of Songs Without Words

When creating the Preludes, Rachmaninoff used various techniques of textured and melodic presentation that allowed him to express the broadest spector of feelings and emotions, from sadness and grief to the feelings of love, light and joy, the same as in his versatile vocal works, especially in his Romances. I would like to talk about this aspect of his preludes.