Sergei Rachmaninoff’s second book of Préludes, Op. 32, was written in the summer of 1910 whilst the composer was staying his family’s idyllic country house in Ivanovka. This sleepy, rural area inspired the composer to write this wonderful, impressionistic G-Major Prélude. The piece is not very difficult, and is thus also suitable for advanced amateur pianists.
Thanks to the cooperation of the Glinka Archive in Moscow, all the autograph sources were consulted for this Henle Urtext edition of the Préludes. As in all of Henle’s Rachmaninoff editions, the fingerings are by Marc-André Hamelin.