January 27, 2013 by jessiefrenchpiano
In one of my student method books I have this piece called “The District Attorney” and it has been driving me nuts! Where did this melody come from? The book didn’t tell me. It did give me a clue, it was by Rachmaninoff so I looked it up. Turns out that it is from Rachmaninoff’s prelude op.23 no.5. Here are a few recordings of it.
First, Rachmaninoff playing Rachmaninoff
Prokofiev playing Rachmaninoff Prelude op 23 no 5
Horowitz plays Rachmaninoff op.23 no.5