Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 2 in A Minor

“Also known as “The Sea and the Seagulls”. Though technically simple, the work contains many musical textures that make it a difficult study in touch. This melancholy piece requires much restraint from the performer to project the sedate mood of this etude. A sensitive performance is required to keep the music from sounding monotonous. The technical workings of the etude is the 2 over 3 timing, the crossing hands, and large span of the arpeggiated figures for the left hand. The ending is tragic and poetic.”


~ by theuncynic on July 14, 2012.

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