Free Background Music 21: Rachmaninoff Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6

We continue our Free Background Music series with Tong Chi-ling performing Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6.

Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6 (

The Free Background Music Series

As with the other songs in the series, this song may be used for free for non-commercial purposes in your videos, presentations or other multimedia projects; you only need to provide a credited (see the information below). You can also use the music for free in monetized YouTube videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature). For more information about the terms and conditions for using the music, you can refer to the detailed Terms of Use.

Crediting this Work

Crediting information:

Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff (Date of Composition: 1901-1903); Performed by: Tong Chi-ling 2012 (music by longzijun)

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Important Information about Copyright and Potential Disputes

The composition is now in the public domain (copyrights of the recording, however, are held by Tong Chi-ling. On YouTube, it is common to get false Content ID matches and copyright claims on original performances of public domain work. This is because one performance of a work tends to sound similar to another. If you get such a claim, you should dispute it, stating:

The composition for the song being claimed (Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6) is in the public domain worldwide. It was composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff in 1901-1903. The recording is an original recording produced by longzijun in 2012 and is performed by Tong Chi-ling, who is playing the original arrangement of the song. The recording is available for use for free for non-commercial purposes and in monetized YouTube videos that are otherwise non-commercial in nature as long as the music is properly credited, which I have done in the video description. The permission is given on
the video page for the song (, on the producer’s website ( and on this ToS page (

Student Music: Original Songs and Covers

This song is also part of a series of music recordings I have done with students at the school where I teach: Student Music: Original Songs and Covers

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