From the Publisher
Sergei Rachmaninov’s second book of Préludes, op. 32, was written in the summer of 1910 at his family’s idyllic country house in Ivanovka. This sleepy, rural area inspired the composer to this wonderful, Impressionistic G-major Prélude. It 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 our Rachmaninov editions, the fingerings are by Marc-André Hamelin.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).