Very nice Chase ! The Op.16 is not my favourite Rachmaninov but I'll admit you did this beautifully. Must be taxing indeed for the LH, this wide swinging motion. Very poised and thoughtful. You are a natural Rachmaninovian.
Taxing for MY LH. Rachmaninov probably didn't have to move his hand to play this. What was hard is that on my piano the F is wire, the Ab is wrapped in light copper and the Db in heavy copper and is cross-strung. All three of these notes produce a different sonority and balancing them so they are even was difficult. It's probably the reason this lovely piece isn't played more often, it's hard to not make it sound clunky.
I think I know what bothered you, even if it did not bother me
Isn't there a wrong note at 1:08, and another one at 1:57 and possibly 2:05 ? Don't even think of recording it for those, though - I may even be wrong as I've sold the score of this cycle (so would you have a cover image for me ? )
I have just put it on the site but I was not sure if this is indeed marked 'Andante'. If not let me know.
Actually those weren't what was bothering me. At 2:05 I play Eb instead of E double flat, which I was not aware I was doing.
Gettin' old....The other two spots are correct.
I prefer to read sharps, actually.
No cover image, this came from psi.toronto.edu. The indication is Adagio sostenuto.
Natural Rachmanovian. Thanks!
My teachers steered me away from Rachmaninov, it was not to their taste. Haven't played much of him, in fact this is my first solo Rachmaninov piece. I have played the Fourth Concerto, studied the 2nd and 3rd, played several of the songs and both 2 Piano Suites as well as the piano part in the Symphonic Dances.
Now, I am the teacher. And I will play what I want.
Off to "Ein Idylle"....