Mephisto Rag

Mephisto Rag

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Larsen derives a Joplinesque ragtime theme from one of the most familiar passages from Liszt's Mephisto pieces and builds it into a grand showpiece on the Romantic model for advanced pianists. It builds to a satisfyingly tempestous more

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  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 228.6 x 304.8 x 2.29mm | 81.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0193865890
  • 9780193865891

Review quote

A big work, complicated and pianistically rewarding, it would be the ideal follower or lead-up to Liszt's original block-buster - if your fingers and shoulders are up to it! I enjoyed the sheer cheeky chic and compositional cunning. * John York, Piano March 04 * Mephisto Rag is a 'ragtime fantasy grand-piano showcase', loosely mixing themes from, you guessed, the Liszt with ragtime style . . . Although not demanding the virtuosity (or interpretative subtlety) of the Liszt, it builds to a satisfyingly tempestuous climax. * Pamela Lidiard, Piano Professional April 04 *show more

About Libby Larsen

Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America's most prolific and most performed living composers. Her catalogue of over 200 works spans virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral and choral scores. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired, and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists and orchestras around the world, Libby Larsen has established a permanent place for her works in the concert more