Piano Sonata No. 2 (Rachmaninoff)
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36, is a piano sonata in B-flat minor composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff in 1913. Rachmaninoff revised it in 1931, with the note, "The new version, revised and reduced by author." It has three movements:
- Allegro agitato
- Non allegro
- Allegro molto
A performance of the original version lasts approximately 25 minutes. A performance of the revised version lasts approximately 19 minutes.
In 1940, with the composer's consent, Vladimir Horowitz created his own edition which combined elements of both the original and revised versions. Several pianists, including Ruth Laredo and Hélène Grimaud, have used Horowitz's edition when performing the piece. A performance of the Horowitz revision lasts approximately 22 minutes.
- Piano Sonata No. 2: Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project
- Recording by Cecile Licad from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in MP3 format
- History of the different versions of the piece
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