When my Dad was threatening to replace my upright despite his purchase of a perfectly usable little grand for another room, this was a piece I thought I should practice to show otherwise. I could make it sound at best cloying on the grand piano, so I told myself, but on -my- piano it sounds charming, even vibrant.

Actually, when I came back for break I was quite spoiled and impatient with the imperfections of my piano, but I like it still. I may have a few years yet before I have to worry about losing it.

So, here I try Rachmaninoff's Etude-Tableau moderato in g-minor of opus 33:

My piano might be capable of the piece,
and here
is the newer piano.