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Piano Trio in A minor

Piano Trio


Leokadiya Kashperova


 

  • Edited by Graham Griffiths

  • Part of the Boosey & Hawkes Kashperova Edition Series

  • Score and parts

  • Advanced level


 

Predominantly recognised in musical history as Stravinsky’s piano teacher, Leokadiya Kashperova is undergoing rediscovery. A double graduate of the St Petersburg Conservatoire, Kashperova performed in Germany and the UK before her career sadly petered out in the 1920s.

The Piano Trio in A minor pencil manuscript was only discovered recently in 2019. The work has been edited for performance by Graham Griffiths in close collaboration with members of the Gould Piano Trio, who gave the world première in 2020.

A four-movement work of 28 minutes’ duration and in full-blooded Romantic idiom, it joins the recently republished Cello Sonatas in the Kashperova Edition.

Suitable for advanced level musicians.

Women Composers, Book 1

A Graded Anthology for Piano, Book 1


Piano


Melanie Spanswick


 

  • From the best-selling author of Play It Again: Piano

  • Repertoire from the Baroque era to the present day

  • Includes teaching notes and biographical notes on the composers

  • Progressive pieces ranging from a Very Easy - Easy level


 

From the author of the best-selling series Play It Again: Piano, Melanie Spanswick has just released her latest series, Women Composers - A Graded Anthology for Piano.

This three-part series for piano, written exclusively by women composers, is an anthology of educational literature, with a broad repertoire from the 17th century to the present day. The collection covers all levels of difficulty, progressing from easy to difficult, across three books and is an indispensable addition to both lessons and concerts.

Suitable for beginners, book 1 comprises 21 pieces written in various musical styles. For each piece, Spanswick has written short instructions with rehearsal tips as well as biographical notes on the composers.

Volumes 1 and 2 are available for purchase now. Volume 3 is due for release on March 21st 2022.

Papillon

for solo piano


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


 

  • New modern performing addition

  • Suitable for lessons or performances

  • For advanced pianists


 

Originally published by Augener Ltd in 1908, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Papillon for solo piano was later acquired by Schott & Co. Ltd. along with 24 other works by the composer.

Having been out of print for several decades, Schott Music is very pleased to present this new modern performing edition of Papillon, with errors and inconsistencies from the original edition now corrected.

Suitable for advanced pianists, the repertoire is ideal for music lessons or concert performances.

Microjazz Collection 5

for piano


Christopher Norton


 

  • Part of the Microjazz series

  • A new collection with brand new microjazz pieces

  • Includes teaching notes and online audio resources

  • Intermediate level - Advanced level


 

Microjazz, the acclaimed series written by Christopher Norton, has been a popular choice for teachers and students worldwide since it was first published in 1983.

Two new volumes join the series. Written during the pandemic, Microjazz Collection 5 is a set of progressive intermediate pieces in popular styles such as jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. It is a continuation of volume 4, designed to be enjoyed as stimulating repertoire for learning and be performed in front of an audience.

Helpful teaching notes and online audio resources containing both full demonstration and backing tracks are provided to enthuse and enhance both practice and performance.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Microjazz, the books from this series are being reissued, with new book covers and easy-to-access online audio tracks on all digital platforms.

Microjazz Collection 4

for piano


Christopher Norton


 

  • Part of the Microjazz series

  • A new collection with brand new microjazz pieces

  • Includes teaching notes and online audio resources

  • Intermediate level - Advanced level


 

Microjazz, the acclaimed series written by Christopher Norton, has been a popular choice for teachers and students worldwide since it was first published in 1983.

Two new volumes join the series. Written during the pandemic, Microjazz Collection 4 is a set of progressive intermediate pieces in popular styles such as jazz, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. It is a continuation of the earlier volumes, designed to be enjoyed as stimulating repertoire for learning and be performed in front of an audience.

Helpful teaching notes and online audio resources containing both full demonstration and backing tracks are provided to enthuse and enhance both practice and performance.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Microjazz, the books from this series are being reissued, with new book covers and easy-to-access online audio tracks on all digital platforms.

Piano Concerto ‘No 5’

Arrangement of Symphony No 2 by Alexander Warenber


Reduction for 2 pianos by John Glenesk Mortimer


Sergei Rachmaninoff


 

  • Arrangement by Alexander Warenber

  • Piano and orchestra (piano score)

  • Reduction for two pianos

  • Suitable for concert performance

  • Intermediate level


 

Keeping true to Rachmaninoff’s style, Russian pianist and composer Alexander Warenberg has reimagined Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 as a concerto for piano and orchestra.

Originally four movements, Warenberg has adapted the symphony to the common three-movement form of the piano concerto by combining the second and third movements into one ‘Adagio’. Warenberg’s arrangement has meanwhile been performed many times.

A recording with Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy (piano) is available on Brilliant Classics.

Russian Folk Tunes for Accordion

27 Traditional Pieces


Julian Rowlands


 

  • Part of the Schott World Music series

  • Variety of Russian and Ukrainian folk styles

  • Includes online material

  • Arrangements for Standard Bass and Free Bass

  • Intermediate level


 

Julian Rowlands presents a collection of 27 Russian folk tunes arranged for accordion. With a variety of Russian and Ukrainian folk styles arranged for Standard Bass and Free Bass, there is much to discover.

The collection includes notes on the history of Russian folk music, as well as notes on each piece. German and French translations of all texts are available as PDF documents. All the pieces have been recorded by the editor and are available as audio downloads.

Work of the Week – Hannah Lash: The Peril of Dreams

We have had enough of our dreary everyday life so we have let Hannah Lash take us on a journey to the realm of dreams – would you like to join? In her new piece for two harps and orchestra, she explores the theme of dreaming and the potential dangers. The Peril of Dreams will be premiered at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, in Seattle on 18 November 2021. Hannah Lash is not only a composer, but an esteemed harpist. The world premiere will be performed by Seattle Symphony with soloists Hannah Lash and Valerie Muzzolini (principal) under Thomas Dausgaard.

The Peril of Dreams by Hannah Lash – like a symphony in four movements


Lash has received numerous honors and prizes, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Charles Ives Scholarship (2011) and Fellowship (2016) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fromm Foundation Commission, a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Naumburg Prize in Composition, the Barnard Rogers Prize in Composition, the Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize in Composition, and numerous academic awards. Now, she offers her audience the rare opportunity to hear the interplay of two harps with orchestra by providing a symphonic concert with four thematically related movements.
The Peril of Dreams is a symphony expressed through the lens of a double harp concerto: four movements which are in many ways thematically connected. The first movement lays out the musical materials and the relationship of soloists to ensemble. The second, a kind of minuet scherzo, reveals a hidden character – the ‘hymn from upstairs’, which only makes its appearance at the very end of the movement. The third movement is a kind of Tarantella or death dance – a short, poisonous spike of energy before the somber, tragic final movement in which the harps drift nobly further and further from the orchestra. Hannah Lash

Another performance of the work takes place at Benaroya Hall on 20 November. The Peril of Dreams was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with leadership support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.The premiere was due to take place in April 2020, but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have dedicated an issue of our Schott Journal to the theme of ‘Dreams’, which can be found here:

 

photo: Bob Handelman

Work of the Week – Chaya Czernowin: Atara

The Corona pandemic has presented great challenges to humankind and created a sense of powerlessness. Chaya Czernowin expressed her impressions of this in her new work Atara, a lament for orchestra and two amplified voices. The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere on 9 November 2021 at the Wien Modern Festival with Christian Karlsen and soloists Sofia Jernebrg, soprano and Holger Falk, baritone. 

Poet Zohar Eitan as inspiration for Atara by Chaya Czernowin


When Czernowin began working on Atara in early 2020, she had no idea that the world would come to a standstill shortly after. The work was originally intended to be a lament about the human compulsion to control the environment and nature. However, due to the Corona crisis, it has turned into a play that reflects the atmosphere of the lockdown and the loss of control during a pandemic. The Israeli composer was inspired by a poem that was written by her friend Zohar Eitan, which provides the text for Atara (Hebrew for: Crown).
In Atara, the orchestra moves slowly and forcefully in huge independent blocks. Opposing this, the singers and their chamber instrumental formation are fragile, lost in the huge spaces suddenly opened up by the orchestra. Chaya Czernowin

The German premiere of Atara will take place at the “viva musica” event series with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich during the 2022/23 season.

photo: Christopher McIntosh
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