Lorenzo Micheli plays Prélude Op.28, No.15 by Chopin

Italian guitarist Lorenzo Micheli plays Prélude op. 28 n. 15 (‘Raindrop’) by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), originally for piano and and arranged for guitar by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909). Filmed in Palazzo Pignano, Italy by Drew Henderson. This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Micheli with graceful legato lines and clean, quick decorations to the primary line. This is kind of an ideal Romantic era performance on modern guitar, it has all the Romantic ingredients (rubato, sweeping dramatic phrasing) but also keeps things clean and moving forward.

Follow along with the free sheet music of Tarrega’s arrangement. Original publisher in Barcelona, Vidal Llimona y Boceta Editions, Plate V. Ll. y B. 1113: Prélude op. 28 n. 15 by Chopin for Guitar (PDF).

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