Twentieth-Century Piano Classics: Eight Works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Hindemith
Автор: Stravinsky Igor Название: The Firebird for Solo Piano: Complete Ballet ISBN: 048644953X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486449531 Издательство: Dover Цена: 5950 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Composed in 1910, The Firebird was the first of many successful ballets that brought Igor Stravinsky international recognition. In collaboration with Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballets Russe, Stravinsky based his score on an old Russian fairytale. It tells a musical story of a prince's kindness to a captive bird, his encounter with a bevy of princesses trapped in an enchanted garden, and his battle against an army of monsters. "You don't even have to see the stage," explained Leonard Bernstein in his Young People's Concerts, "the music tells you everything. This music does honor to the art of ballet, and to music, and to Stravinsky himself, the greatest master our century has produced." This edition is Stravinsky's own reduction for solo piano. Originally intended for Ballets Russe rehearsals, this arrangement has evolved into a popular and challenging part of the piano repertoire. It also offers an excellent way for listeners to follow this complex work and to fully appreciate its brilliance.
Автор: Stravinsky Igor Название: Petrushka for Solo Piano: Complete Ballet ISBN: 0486449459 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486449456 Издательство: Dover Цена: 5950 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: In terms of his influence and the frequency with which his works are performed, Stravinsky stands preeminent among twentieth-century composers. His oeuvre encompasses nearly every significant trend of his lifetime, and regardless of genre, the Russian composer frequently returned to the musical idiom of his native land. In Petrushka, he drew upon his roots to dazzle Parisian audiences of the Ballets Russes with a score that Debussy praised as "sonorous magic." Containing all of the music from the original 1911 version, this edition presents Stravinsky's popular ballet in a reduction for solo piano. Suitable for rehearsal or performance, this version is ideal for listeners wishing to examine the inner workings of one of the twentieth century's greatest masterpieces. Translated stage directions provide helpful guidance and narrate the exotic story of three magical puppets.
Автор: Stravinsky Igor Название: The Rite of Spring for Piano Four Hands ISBN: 0486445399 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486445397 Издательство: Dover Цена: 7440 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Composed for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, "The Rite of Spring" premiered in 1913 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. Igor Stravinsky's harmonically adventurous score--along with a scenario of pagan sacrifice and Vaslav Nijinsky's unconventional choreography--excited both opposition and support, and the event s climax in a near-riot remains among the most notorious premieres in music history. Stravinsky created a version of the orchestral score for piano four hands, and it was in this form that the piece was first published in 1913; the full score was unavailable in print until 1921. World War I's disastrous effects permeated every aspect of European life, and there were few performances of the work in the years following its composition--which made this arrangement the primary introduction to the work. Scaled down for rehearsal purposes, this reduction provides a practical opportunity for two pianists to perform the complete work, or for listeners to delve inside the structure behind Stravinsky's landmark opus."