Op. 19: Prelude No. 13 in D Minor "Rachmaninoff" by Stephen Valentine published on 2013/07/09 04:59:49 +0000 This prelude was written in homage to one of my other favourite composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff. He has been a strong influence on my piano playing, and an influential composer of preludes. The big chords and drama speak more to him than they do to me, but I (naturally) put my own spin on it.