Matthew Shaftel has assembled a well-researched critical edition of select Webern piano works, which together speak volumes of the composer's compositional growth over his early years. Satz and Rondo represent the Romanticism which framed Webern's writing, even while he studied with Schoenberg, while the short Kinderstck is the first of his dodecaphonic (twelve-tone) works, a relatively simple piece for children. Shaftel includes a thorough discussion of the three pieces, along with complete cri...
Following Alban Berg, Anton Webern is the second composer of the Second Viennese School to be included in the Henle catalog. Webern's music is known for its extreme brevity and strict organization. A performance of the Variations Op. 27 lasts less than ten minutes - a short period of time during which the audience experiences true extremes. Webern rehearsed the piece with several pianists, which resulted in surprisingly emotional aids to interpretation being handed down. Having consulted all of t...
A commission through the Anthony P. Checchia Composers Project of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, each of the diverse Pieces of Eight has a personal background, as explained by the composer. Pieces range in subject matter from a memoriam to the sheer joy of pianistic playfulness. For advanced pianists. -the publisher
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21st century (2013). Chinese composer Chen Yi. The ancient bamboo dance of southern China features dancers in conjunction with rhythmic clapping of bamboo. Chen uses this pulsating vision behind her depiction of the celebratory dance, with a descending 7th motive from a Li folk song of Hainan Island. For advanced pianists. Dur.: 2' -the publisher
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This collection successfully captures the spirit of each month's evocative title. Fanfare has called this "uncommonly attractive music" and American Record Guide has called them "especially pleasing for its variety of piano textures and evocative moods."Medium difficulty.
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