Sergei Rachmaninoff: Two Pieces for Piano Pianist: Manlio Giordano

Manlio Giordano is an Italian-Swedish pianist who began his formal piano instruction at age three, started giving public performances at five, and performed on Swedish national radio at ten.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in music from Lund University in Sweden, and has since performed throughout Scandinavia and other countries.

The two pieces that follow were both encores to a beautiful – and notably personal – interpretation of Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, also available on YouTube.  The first piece is Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Prelude Op. 32 No. 10.

The next video is an absolutely splendid performance of one of Rachmaninoff’s most exciting piano works, his Etude Op. 39 No. 9.

Note: In a comment to a previous entry on this blog, Mr. Giordano mentions that he has been looking for a long time for a CD of Vladimir Sofronitsky playing the Etudes Op. 8 and Preludes Op. 11 by Scriabin.  Does anyone reading this know what album he is talking about and how one might find a copy of it?  If you do, please reply in a comment to this video.  Many thanks.

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