Piano Duets: Romantic Composers

Piano Duets: Romantic Composers

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After the volumes on baroque and classical composers, Piano Duets: Romantic Composers is the next instalment in this successful series. The collection includes new editions of celebrated works written for piano duet (by Brahms, Dvorak, and Schumann) and attractive new arrangements of orchestral and chamber pieces, including a piano quartet by Mendelssohn and an orchestral suite by Tchaikovsky. To complete its survey of the Romantic age, the collection features a piano study by Liszt and a nocturnal song-without-words by Fanny Mendelssohn. Providing varied, accessible, and attractive repertoire, this volume is ideal for duettists looking for recital material or for those exploring the medium.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 72 pages
  • 228 x 306 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193365685
  • 9780193365681
  • 1,073,937

About Michael Aston

Michael Aston held an Exhibition for music at Cambridge University. After a short career in the Civil Service, he moved to Leeds, in 1979, and began a career as a freelance musician. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on
the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. He has written about Walton for Classical Music magazine and edited a volume of the William Walton Edition, published by Oxford University Press. He is the compiler of four volumes of piano duets published by OUP.
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Table of contents

Hungarian March from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 ; 'La toupie', Impromptu from Jeux d'enfants ; Waltzes Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 39 ; Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 72 ; Etude No. 5, 'La Chasse', from Grandes etudes de Paganini ; Lied No. 3 (Lenau) from Vier Lieder, Op. 8 ; Intermezzo from Piano Quartet No. 2, Op. 2 ; 'Versteckens', No. 10 from 12 Vierhandige Clavierstucke fur kleine und grosse Kinder, Op. 85 ; Waltz from Suite No. 2, Op. 53
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Review quote

The book brings together both arrangements and original duets and certainly makes for entertaining diversion. * Hazel Fanning, Piano Professional Autumn 2010 *
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