February Student Page

100-day Challenge

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Composer of the month

Sergei Rachmaninoff

1873-1943

Prelude in C# Minor

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Variation 18 starts at about 16:15.

Prelude in C# Minor played on a piano roll recorded by Rachmaninoff.

Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu, played by Arthur Rubinstein. This is the piece that Rachmaninoff tricked an audience expecting him to play his famous Prelude in C# Minor. He played the first two measures of the Prelude, and then switched to this one, which is in the same key.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

Études-Tableaux, Opus 33

Trio élégiaque No. 2, written in memory of Tchaikovsky

Famous Conductors


Leonard Bernstein conducting his Candide Overture.

Herbert von Karajan conducting a bit of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Georges Pretre is very intense while conducting the last movement of Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome.

Kalena Bovell conducting Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance, Opus 72, No. 7.

Minnesota Orchestra conductor Sarah Hicks teaches kids about conducting.

Alondra de la Parra conducts Arturo Márquez’s Danzon No. 2.