Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov (b. 1873 - d. 1943)
Performance date: 25/06/2022
Venue: Bantry House
Composition Year: 1892
Recording Engineer: Eduardo Prado, Ergodos
Instrumentation: vc, pf
Ella van Poucke -
Nathalia Milstein - [piano]
Sergei Rachmaninov [1873-1943]
Two Pieces for cello and piano Op.2 
2. Danse orientale
These Two Pieces were among the first of Rachmaninov’s works to be published. They are slight but charming display works giving a foretaste of the Cello Sonata that followed almost ten years later – and can be heard later in this Festival. Both these Pieces and the later Sonata are dedicated to the cellist, Anatoly Brandukov. The Prélude is a new version of the F major Piano Prelude. The succeeding Danse orientale is typical of the obsession with all things oriental that was sweeping through artistic and musical circles throughout Europe.
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