Monday, November 24, 2008

Rachmaninoff had big hands...

Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor, Opus 3, Number 2, from Morceaux de Fantaisie was actually intended to be performed on two pianos and hence two pianists. It was first performed by the composer on October 8, 1892 and eventually became his most famous composition. His audiences would shout out "C-Sharp" at his performances (think "Freebird" and you'll get the idea).

This is the musical comedy duo of Igudesman & Joo performing the piece. Good stuff.

2 comments:

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Great vid! The guy can play and is funny!

Markoni said...

If you like this kind of stuff, check out PDQ Bach. Who says classical lovers have to be stuffy?

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