Rachmaninoff Piano Sheet Music

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) is a Russian pianist and composer of the late Romantic era. His music was influenced by Russian greats such as  Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Works of his that should be known to any pianist include his 2 piano sonatas, etudes, preludes, 4 piano concerti, themes and variations on Corelli and Chopin, Suites for 2 pianos, piano trios, and cello sonata.

His songs for piano and voice are also something that should be looked at.

Boosey and Hawkes seems to be the best edition overall (unless you can find some authoritative Russian editions elsewhere.) Henle Verlag is great as well.

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Piano Sonatas

There are two versions of the second piano sonata. They are the original from 1913 and the rework from 1931 (and a third version from Vladimir Horowitz in 1982).

International Music Company

Contains the original 1913 version.

Edited by John Browning

You can see a sample of the International Music Company Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata with this link.

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This is the 1944 IMC copy:

Boosey and Hawkes

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Here is an example of the Boosey and Hawkes Rachmaninoff Piano Sonatas:

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

Contains both piano sonatas.

Here is an example of the Alfred Classic Rachmaninoff Piano Sonatas:

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Dover Edition

Published in 1992. Contains the 1931 version of the second piano sonata.

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Published in 2013. Contains only the first piano sonata and other works for solo piano.

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Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op. 39

Op. 33 contains 8 Etudes composed in 1911. These etudes are “picture pieces,” but Rachmaninoff never explicitly mentioned what the pictures were to each etude.

Op. 39 was composed in 1916 and contains 9 etudes.

Henle Verlag Urtext

Published in 2014 and edited by Dominik Rahmer.

Here is an example of the Henle Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau

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Boosey and Hawkes

Published in 1985.

Here is an example of the Boosey and Hawkes Rachmaninoff Etude Tableaux

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

Published in 2006

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Dover Edition

Published in 1988. Contains the complete preludes and etudes.

 

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24 Preludes

Rachmaninoff’s 24 preludes include Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2, 10 preludes  of Op. 23; Thirteen Preludes of Op. 32. The  most popular preludes are Op. 3, No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 23, No. 5 in G-minor,  and Op. 32, No. 10 in B-minor.

Henle Verlag Urtext

Published in 2014.

Edited by Dominik Rahmer with fingering by Marc-André Hamelin

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Boosey and Hawkes

Contains the complete preludes, etudes, and musical moments op 16.

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Moments Musicaux Op 16

International Music Company

Edited by  Isidor Philipp in 1960.

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

Published in 2006. Includes Op. 10

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Piano Concerto (piano reduction)

International Music Company

Published in 1941.

Edited by Isidor Phillip.

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Boosey and Hawkes

Contains the four piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a theme of Paginini.

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

Contains original edition for the first piano concerto (1891).

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Schirmer Edition

Does not contain the fourth concerto.

Published in 2010.

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini

Boosey and Hawkes

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

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Variation and Themes of Corelli, Op. 42

Moscow Edition

Edited by  P. Jurgenson in 2012.

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Alfred Masterwork Edition

Includes Variations on a Theme of Chopin Op. 22

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Piano Suites

Jurgenson Edition (Moscow)

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International Music Company

Published in 2001.

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Published in 1953

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Boosey and Hawkes

Published 1969.

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Dover Edition

Published in 2005

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Piano Trio Op. 9

Jurgenson Edition (Moscow)

Contains the Op. 9 trio

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Cello Sonata

International Music Company

Edited by Leonard Rose. Published in 1972.

You can see a sample of this edition here.

Note: In comparison to the Boosey and Hawkes edition, the piano part is pretty much identical. The cello part however, has editorial markings in the IMC, while the Boosey and Hawkes edition is unedited.

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Boosey and Hawkes

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Note: the score is identical to the first edition. See here.

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