Rachmaninoff’s Prelude No. 10 in G flat is a lesser known prelude from Op. 23. The piece is a tearful one built on a sigh motif that often erases the bar lines for the listener. For me this piece is a sorrowful, parting farewell. For me, this is a piece to be played from the inside out, not from the outside in.

I hope you’ll enjoy hearing this piece. LINK:


NOTE: I've added a new rendition. Please click on the second (lower) music file to play or download it.

Comments welcome.


Piano: Baldwin Model L Artist Grand (6’3”) with lid fully open
Recorder: Korg MR-1000
Microphones: Earthworks TC-20 matched pair of small diaphragm omni-directional condenser mics in A-B configuration

Last edited by RachFan; 01/19/13 03:23 PM.