20th Century. Finally, we are able to offer one of Rachmaninov's most important, most substantial piano works in a meticulous Urtext edition that does justice to the work and to the editorial difficulties it raises. Rachmaninov was unhappy with the densetextures and the length of his Piano Sonata in B-flat minor, so almost 20 years after its composition and publication he made numerous cuts and streamlined it though this has been criticised by pianists down to the present day. For this reason, it...
21st Century (2019). This intriguing 11-minute work builds on alternations between declamatory unmetered phrases (beginning as "sonorous, rubato, with great aplomb and resonance") and strictly motoric rhythmic sections, developing in waves of increasing drama and intensity. Commissioned by the Naumburg Foundation for pianist Xiaohui Yang's Carnegie Hall premiere. -the publisher
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Commissioned by the International Beethoven Project for "Beethoven Festival 2011: Man and Muse" as part of the Bagatelle Project (Ode to Joy theme) curated by IBP's New Music director Mischa Zupko. Connecting the Dots was premiered by IBP's artistic director George Lepauw on September 18, 2011, Chicago, Illinois. For advanced pianists. Dur.: 4' -the publisher
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20th Century. In his "Autobiographical Sketch" Ravel looks back and stresses the importance of his "Miroirs," published in 1906, for his harmonic evolution. He said that they had "disconcerted even those musicians who had been most familiar with my compositional style up to then". This is particularly true of the fourth piece in the collection, "Alborada del gracioso" (Morning song of the court jester), with its frequent employment of harsh dissonances. This both technically and musically charmin...
The sounds made by water - those of fountains, waterfalls, and streams - were a popular subject in musical impressionism; it was a subject that inspired Ravel. These shimmering tone paintings are among the first Henle Urtext Ravel editions. -the publisher.
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The consummate craftsmanship, elegance, and originality of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) define this collection of masterly compositions for the piano. Here, in one volume are Ma mŠre l'Oye ("Mother Goose"), Valse nobles et sentimentales, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and three shorter pieces for piano: PrŠlude, A la maniŠre de Borodine (Valse,) and A la maniŠre de Emmanuel Chabrier. Ravel's own piano transcription of his world-famous La Valse completes this attractive edition of the master's most famous c...