Simon Trpčeski - Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2 - Preludes

Simon Trpčeski’s second CD is solo piano works of Rachmaninov, mixing some of the composer’s transcriptions with some of his Preludes and concluding with the Sonata No. 2. Trpčeski certainly has the technical skills to handle the virtuosic writing, but he shows signs of good musical judgment. Trpčeski does recognize the value of contrast and tension in Rachmaninov’s compositions, such as in the Prelude, Op. 32/2, which alternates slow and fast passages, and which he handles adeptly.