Matthew Roy is a pianist and musicologist studying and working at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written a monograph on the development of the prelude set genre in early Soviet Russia and explores the connections among music, literature, language, and childhood on his website, matthewjroy.com. He continues to explore and enjoy all manner of piano prelude sets in his spare time.

Prelude Sets for Every Occasion

I first encountered the fascinating "prelude set" genre, like a great majority of pianists, through Chopin's 24 Preludes, Op. 28. After thoroughly exploring and enjoying the Chopin Op. 28, I was hooked and simply had to find more! The features of this genre are simple enough, yet capable of incredible diversity: a collection of twenty-four sta...
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