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Prelude, Op 2 No 1


Rachmaninov’s two pieces opus 2 were probably written in 1891, for Brandukov. The dark warmth of the first and the exotic colours of the second are pure Rachmaninov: the eighteen-year-old was already speaking in his own unique voice.

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2003

Les deux pièces Opus 2 de Rachmaninov furent probablement écrites en 1891, pour Brandukov. La chaleur sombre de la première et les couleurs exotiques de la seconde sont caractéristiques de Rachmaninov; le jeune homme de dix-huit ans qu’il était alors parlait déjà de sa voix inimitable.

extrait des notes rédigées par Steven Isserlis © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Rachmaninows zwei Stücke op. 2 wurden wahrscheinlich 1891 geschrieben und waren für Brandukow. Die dunkle Wärme des ersten und die exotischen Farben des zweiten sind reiner Rachmaninow: der 18jährige sprach schon mit seiner eigenen unverwechselbaren Stimme.

aus dem Begleittext von Steven Isserlis © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings


Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas
CDA67376 Chamber CDs for £7.00


Track-specific metadata for CDA67376 track 1

Recording date
25 August 2002
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas (CDA67376)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2003
    Chamber CDs for £7.00
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