Canal March

Skriabin and Rajmáninov Preludes

Luis Fernando Pérez, piano

Works by A. Skriabin and S. Rajmáninov

The introductory character of the prelude, originally improvised and intended to draw attention to the larger work it precedes, was transformed by Fryderyck Chopin and his Preludes Op. 28. Its influence is evident, for instance, in the preludes of Aleksandr Skriabin (1872-1915) and Sergey Rakhmaninov (1873-1943). The former explored the 24 keys in a Chopinian manner in his Preludes Op. 11 and the latter explored the sonic capabilities of the instrument by relying on his virtuoso technique.

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