Five sonatas and Theme and Variations in G Major (K.501) for piano four hands. Also, Sonata in D Major (K.448/375a) and Fugue in C Minor (K.426) for 2 pianos. Authoritative Breitkopf & Hartel edition."
This beautiful edition is made from the original 1934 2-piano score which is a reduction made by Rachmaninoff himself. The score is very clear and readable, and is configured in 4-staff systems, Piano I and Piano II, so two separate books are required for performance.
"The Mozart Anthology" is a celebration of Mozart's music, offering five arrangements, fantasies, and showpieces as performed by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. Each work translates the spirit of Mozart's original vision to the keyboard in a highly pianistic manner, making attractive additions to any piano duo's recital repertoire. The volume begins with the somber Chorale Prelude ("Der, welcher wandert diese Strasse voll Beschwerden") from Die Zauberflöte, arranged for two pianos in homage to the chorale preludes of Bach-Busoni. By contrast, the "Papageno!" fantasy is essentially a game of musical twister for piano duet featuring a mash-up of Papageno's felicitous arias (also from Die Zauberflöte). Two works in this anthology originate from Mozart's opera Così fan tutte. A pair of women bid a heartfelt farewell to their lovers departing by sea in the two-piano arrangement of "Soave sia il vento," while the Grand Scherzo recasts the swirling, flirtatious events that close Act I as a four-movement sonata for piano, four-hands. Rounding out the anthology is Anderson's irreverently off-the-wall and dizzyingly virtuosic "Ragtime alla turca" for two pianos, based on Mozart's Rondo "Alla turca," K. 331. All five works have been newly formatted and edited. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged and adapted for two pianos and piano, four hands by Greg Anderson (b. 1981). Advanced. 74 pages. Two copies required for performance of two piano works. Published by Awkward Fermata Press.
Franz Schubert's piano pieces for four hands are among the most varied and significant works in the entire repertoire. Schubert wrote more of these works than any other major composer, and generations of teachers, students, and concert musicians have enjoyed their enduring beauty and vitality. Included in this volume are 15 of Schubert's best and most popular titles, taken from the definitive Breitkopf and Hartel "Schubert-Gesammtausgabe." Composed between 1818 and 1828, they include the tremendously popular Military Marches, Op. 51 (of which the D Major is a striking and familiar melody); the famed "Grand Duo" Sonata in C Major, Op. 140; the Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 103 (written only a few months before Schubert's death, it is one of the most famous and elegantly expressive works in the genre); Variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op. 35; Andantino Varie in B Minor on French Motifs, Op. 84, No. 1; Fugue in E Minor, Op. 152; and a delightful array of landler, polonaises, and variations. The 23 separate pieces have been selected so that pianists of virtually any level can find works to match their needs. They range in difficulty from beautifully sculpted marches that beginners can play, to works requiring maturity and great technical skill. This volume has been specially designed as a playing edition. The noteheads are large and easily readable at the piano, and wide margins allow plenty of room for written notes, fingerings, analysis, etc. Of special importance is the addition of measure numbers, placed on alternate staves, which allow the pianists to find their place quickly while rehearsing. For playing, study, or simply listening along with records, this volume will be an admirable addition to your music library."
This historic reference edition contains 9 pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff for piano duo (Two Pianos, Four Hands), including an arrangement of Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3 No. 2 by the composer. Also included is a CD recording of Rachmaninoff's two suites by the famed piano duo Begoña Uriarte and Karl-Hermann Mrongovius. Contains: Fantaisie-tableaux (Suite No. 1), Op. 5 * Suite No. 2, Op. 17 * Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2. "I. Introduction from Suite No. 2, Op. 17," "III. Les Larmes from Fantasie-tableux, Suite No. 1, Op. 5," "III. Romance from Suite No. 2, Op. 17," and "IV. Paques from Fantasie-tableaux, Suite No. 1, Op. 5" are Federation Festivals 2016-2020 selections. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.
(Yorktown). Selected and arranged by Denes Agay. Over a dozen piano duets, arranged for four hands, two pianos. Includes: Lullabye of Birdland * On the Sunny Side of the Street * That's a Plenty * Tuxedo Junction * and more.