Editors’ Notes Claire Huangci has been playing the piano since she was six, amassing an impressive collection of awards and prizes. Her technique is cast-iron and she can project with real power. Yet Rachmaninov’s 24 preludes call for poetry and intimacy as well as big personality. Huangci has the musicality to embrace everything these powerful miniatures throw at their performer, from the dreamy musings of the Op. 23 set to the more demonstrative Op. 32 group. She’s an elegant player and has much to say about these richly characterful pieces.

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5 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3 No. 2: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
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10 Preludes, Op. 23
10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 1, Prelude in F-Sharp Minor - Largo
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 2, Prelude in B-Flat Major - Maestoso
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 3, Prelude in D Minor - Tempo di Minuetto
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 4, Prelude in D Major - Andante Cantabile
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5, Prelude in G Minor - Alla Marcia
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 6, Prelude in E-Flat Major - Andante
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 7, Prelude in C Minor - Allegro
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 8, Prelude in A-Flat Major - Allegro Vivace
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 9, Prelude in E-Flat Minor - Presto
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10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 10, Prelude in G-Flat Major - Largo
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13 Preludes, Op. 32
13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 1, Prelude in C Major - Allegro Vivace
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 2, Prelude in B-Flat Minor - Allegretto
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 3, Prelude in E Major - Allegro Vivace
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 4, Prelude in E Minor - Allegro con Brio
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 5, Prelude in G Major - Moderato
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 6, Prelude in F Minor - Allegro Appassionato
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 7, Prelude in F Major - Moderato
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 8, Prelude in A Minor - Vivo
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 9, Prelude in A Major - Allegro Moderato
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 10, Prelude in B Minor - Lento
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 11, Prelude in B Major - Allegretto
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 12, Prelude in G-Sharp Minor - Allegro
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13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 13, Prelude in D-Flat Major - Grave - Allegro - Grave
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