Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39
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Rachmaninoff: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39

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Overview

The Études-tableaux (“study pictures”) are two sets, opus numbers 33 and 39, of piano études composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The Op. 39 études-tableaux was written between 1916 and 1917 and published in 1917.

Sergei Rachmaninoff did not disclose what inspired each piece, stating, “I don’t believe in the artist that discloses too much of his images. Let them paint for themselves what it most suggests.”

The Op. 39 set is considered much more demanding technically than the Op. 33 and has been called extremely virtuosic in its approach to keyboard writing, calling for unconventional hand positions, wide leaps for the fingers and considerable technical strength from the performer. Also, “the individual mood and passionate character of each piece” pose musical problems that preclude performance from those not possessing a tremendous physical technique.

Track List

Sergei Rachmaninoff:

  1. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 1 in C Minor
  2. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 2 in A Minor
  3. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 3 in F-Sharp Minor
  4. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 4 in B Minor
  5. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 5 in E-Flat Minor
  6. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 6 in A Minor
  7. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 7 in C Minor
  8. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 8 in D Minor
  9. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 9 in D Major

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Composers

All composers Sofia Gubaidulina Efrem Zimbalist Alexi Machavariani Viktor Hodyashev Reinhold Glière Arvo Pärt Pavel Karmanov Nikolai Medtner Luigi Boccherini Vincenzo Bellini Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Alexander Lokshin Francesco Landini Ivan Naborshchikov Ilya Vyazov Luciano Berio Béla Bartók Mily Balakirev Adam Repa Alex Moiseev Alexander Scriabin Alexander Siloti Andrew Lloyd Webber Antônio Carlos Jobim Antonio Vivaldi Astor Piazzolla Brian Field Camille Saint-Saëns Carl Orff Charles Gounod Christina Grigoryants Christoph Willibald Gluck Claude Debussy Dave Brubeck Denis Shapovalov Edvard Grieg Erik Satie Ferruccio Busoni César Franck Franz Liszt Franz Schubert Frédéric Chopin Fritz Kreisler Gabriel Fauré George Gershwin George Shearing Alexander Glazunov Enrique Granados Gustav Mahler George Frideric Handel Hasselmans Joseph Haydn Henry Mancini Husayn Ruhe aka the Puge Jacob Gade James M. David Karl Jenkins Johann Sebastian Bach Johannes Brahms Jules Massenet Friedrich Kalkbrenner Konstantin Soukhovetski György Kurtág Leonardo Le San György Ligeti Louis Spohr Donato Lovreglio Ludwig van Beethoven Anatoly Lyadov Manuel de Falla Matthew Hackett Maurice Ravel Mendelssohn Michel Legrand Mieczysław Weinberg Mikhail Glinka Modest Mussorgsky Mykola Leontovych Myroslav Skoryk Naborshchikov Pablo de Sarasate Philip Glass Polina Nazaykinskaya Sergei Prokofiev Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Jean-Philippe Rameau Remo Giazotto Rimsky-Korsakov Robert Schumann Joaquín Rodrigo Gioachino Rossini Alexander Rozenblatt Juan Sánchez Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergey Bryukhno Sergey Taneyev Dmitri Shostakovich Jean Sibelius Tamas Szigyarto Carl Maria von Weber