Rachmaninov's Prelude Op.3 No.2

Since last 2 weeks I've been learning Rachmaninov's Prelude Op.3 No.2. It's explosive, it's hard, and it's great.

The whole piece is composed almost entirely on chords, which gives out the astonishing effect. A 'trademark' of Rachmaninov's works, the chords are large and consist of many notes. This piece can really sweep my senses all over. A stupendous work indeed.

I'm currently working on the Triplets' part, where in the middle section I can't really bring out the melody in ease. And then the descending part- I feel that my beat is not precise enough, sometimes I play both hands together while I should not. The climax there I still need some time to play the chords faster and smoother.

Still way lot to go and polish.

Anyway, here's the video of Ruslan Sviridov playing this Rachmaninov Prelude.


  1. What an inspiring performance!!! Thank you for posting this video. I went on YouTube and found more of Sviridov's videos. I have never heard about this pianist before, but thank you for bringing his name to everyone's attention.

    Good luck with this prelude. I wish you the best.

  2. Most welcome!
    Thanks! Just finish learning it, and now polishing ;)