This piece, Prelude No.12 in G-sharp Minor, is one of Rachmaninoff’s most famous preludes- and for good reason. It features a beautiful melody that appears several times in front of a textured backdrop of an almost choral-like right-hand pattern. The piece itself sounds lonely, with the melody feeling like someone regretting or longing for something. The picture I chose has the stars representing the repetitive right hand pattern, and the human’s silhouette being the melody. Playing the piece isn’t very technically difficult, but bringing out the melodies is challenging. I hope you enjoy my rendition of this prelude!
~ Presentation by Jason Sliwowski
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Hello, Jason. What a lovely and lonely melody. It brought back some sad memories that makes my tears fall a bit. What a nice performance. Well done.
You are a very smartly dressed and talented young man. Yes, the piece does sound sad.