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Oriental sketch


Together with the Piece in D minor and Fragments for piano (written the following day), this was the last music Rachmaninov wrote in Russia before leaving Petrograd for Scandinavia and then America (where he gave his first concerts in December 1918). He presented it in New York, 12 November 1931.

from notes by Ateş Orga © 2009


Rachmaninov: The Complete Solo Piano Music
CDS44041/8Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
Rachmaninov: The Early Piano Works
CDA66198Archive Service
Rachmaninov: Violin Sonata & other works
Studio Master: SIGCD164Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on CDA66198 [1'42] Archive Service
Track 9 on CDS44041/8 CD3 [1'42] Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD164 [1'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD164 track 11

Recording date
7 May 2008
Recording venue
St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tim Oldham
Recording engineer
Mike Cox & Dave Rowell
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  1. Rachmaninov: Violin Sonata & other works (SIGCD164)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2009
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