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La Belle au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) Tchaikovsky-Pletnev and: Stravinsky's Petrouchka: a study of piano transcriptions comprising performances and analyses

Vicky Yang

ISBN 10: 3838352556 / ISBN 13: 9783838352558
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2010
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: La Belle au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping ...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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As the costs for mounting opera, ballet and orchestral concerts rise and as their audiences dwindle, piano transcriptions of works orchestrated for such concerts can be a viable way of disseminating the music more widely than if the music was presented only in its original form. With this in mind, it can be argued that piano transcriptions of music originally written for instrumental ensemble is still a viable form of musical expression, because the piano is still the most widely used medium for the performance of art music in the Western world. Transcriptions of instrumental and vocal music expand the listening audience for a composer's music while they also increase the repertoire of music for the piano for both amateurs and professionals. As the orchestral score is quite well known, the differentiation created by Pletnev, and the quality of his work, can be immediately perceived by hearing the execution of his scores and being able to cross reference his reductions with the original score. Timing references for the piano score have been included to further facilitate this cross- referencing.

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Vicky is the founder & director of Volteggiando Music. She has been judging Piano competitions, uniersity auditions & scholarship across the nation. Since graduating university at 19, she has further her study to three masters and a PhD degree. She has performed and given seminars in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia.

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