In this playing edition of Sousa's great marches, Lester S. Levy has included 23 favorites that have continued to enjoy universal appeal to this day. Here are the great standards that are everyone's favorites" "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (both piano transcription and song publication), "The Gladiator," "Semper Fidelis," "The Thunderer," "The Washington Post," "The High School Cadets," "El Capitan," "King Cotton," "The Manhattan Beach March," and "The Liberty Bell." Here are the favorites that brass band musicians will remember: "The March Past of the Corcoran Cadets," "The Free Lance," "The Invincible Eagle," "The March Past of the National Fencibles," "The March Past of the Rifle Regiment," and "Jack Tar." Sousa fans will find some of their own favorites -- "The Diplomat," "Hail to the Spirit of Liberty," "Hands Across the Sea," "Imperial Edward" -- and the editor has included three of his personal favorites -- "The Picador March," "The Beau Ideal March," and "The Bride-Effect." All these favorites are presented in reproduction of the original sheet music, along with reproductions of the original sheet music covers. Lester S. Levy selected the music for reproduction from his own collection of sheet music, and he has also contributed an appreciative introduction. Whether you are a Sousa fan, an enthusiast of marching music, or are simply looking for something stirring to play on your piano, you will find what you are looking for in this great collection.
Liszt's reputation as the supreme pianist of the 19th century, and possibly of all time, has overshadowed many of his other achievements. It is less known, for example, that Liszt both championed the music of other composers and transcribed their works for the piano. Among his vast output in this area are notable transcriptions of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Schubert's lieder, Rossini's Overture to William Tell, and excerpts from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. After Liszt's retirement from the concert stage in 1847, his attention turned increasingly to composition. His admiration for the music of Richard Wagner led him to promote Wagner's operas as well as to compose piano transcriptions from many of them. The present volume presents all fifteen of these compositions, dating from 1848 to 1882. Full of familiar melody and brilliant pianism, they are masterful transformations of Wagner's great opera themes into unforgettable music for the piano. The compositions included Fantasy on Themes from Rienzi; Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman; Overture to Tannh user; Recitative and Romance "Evening Star" from Tannh user; three more pieces from Tannh user and Lohengrin; Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannh user; Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde; "Am Stillen Herd" from Die Meistersinger; Valhalla from Der Ring des Nibelungren; and Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal. This Dover edition, published under the auspices of The American Liszt Society, reproduces the pieces from a rare Russian critical edition of Liszt's work. Russian text on the music page has been translated into English especially for this edition, while Liszt scholar Charles Suttoni has provided a perceptive introduction discussing Liszt's transcription in general and those of Wagner's music in particular. These scores are not readily available in any other one-volume series. This Dover edition brings them together in a convenient low-cost format for students, pianists, music lovers -- all who delight in brilliant, idiomatic translations of orchestral language into that of the piano.
Although Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) wrote operas, orchestral, and chamber music, he is today especially renowned for his works for piano, particularly his very popular and frequently performed transcriptions of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Busoni early earned a worldwide reputation as an extraordinary pianist, one who combined great virtuoso technique with a profound and powerful musical intellect. These qualities are amply evident in the remarkable piano transcriptions in this edition: Prelude and Fugue in D; Prelude and Fugue in E-flat ("St. Anne"); Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C; Toccata and Fugue in D Minor; Chaconne in D minor; and Ten Chorale-Preludes. All pianists -- especially those who aspire to the highest levels of technique -- will welcome the opportunity to study and perform these wonderful works presented complete in this convenient, modestly priced volume.
In the course of his long career as the outstanding pianist-composer of his time, Franz Liszt was a tireless champion of music by other composers, especially those whose works he felt deserved greater recognition. Beethoven's symphonies, Wagner's operas, and Schubert's songs were among the compositions Liszt chose to promote by transforming them from their original scoring into new conceptions for solo piano. This volume contains twelve great Schubert lieder in Liszt's brilliant transcriptions, including such well-known masterpieces as "Ave Maria," "Der Wanderer," "Die junge Nonne," "Gretchen am Spinnrade," and the unforgettable "Erlk nig." Reproduced from extremely rare early editions, this unique volume of transcriptions brings to pianists and music lovers the familiar beauty of Schubert's melodies in solo piano arrangements that reflect Liszt's incomparable mastery of the keyboard.
Franz Liszt (1811 1886) was not only a brilliant and innovative composer and the greatest piano virtuoso of the 19th century; he was also a generous popularizer of other composers' music. One of his primary methods was through his superb piano transcriptions of great orchestral, operatic, and other pieces. These transcriptions many of them masterpieces in their own right made it possible for people living far from the concert hall to re-create and enjoy music to which they would otherwise have had no access. Liszt's incomparable mastery of the art of transcription is reflected in this rich selection of favorites, including Rossini's "La Danza," Bach's "Organ Fantasy and Fugue in G minor," Beethoven's "Joyous gathering of the peasants" from the "Pastorale" Symphony, Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" and "Dance of the Elves" from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Trout" and "Erikonig" by Schubert, the "Polonaise" from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene""Onegin," and many others.
Описание: In addition to his skills as a composer and performer, Liszt is famed for his genius in transcribing orchestral works for piano. Thanks to his efforts, pianists in the era before sound recordings could learn from the vast repertoire of orchestral, operatic, and vocal literature. This original collection offers modern-day pianists insights into Liszt's peerless gift for transferring sonorities from one medium to another as well as the opportunity to develop a deeper familiarity with several orchestral masterpieces. Suitable for intermediate-level and advanced pianists, these selections include Berlioz's "Dance of the Sylphes" from The Damnation of Faust, "March of the Pilgrims" from Harold in Italy, "March to the Scaffold" from Symphonie Fantastique, and L'Id e fixe, Andante amoroso, also based on a theme from Symphonie Fantastique. Other composers' works include Mendelssohn's "Wedding March and Dance of the Elves" from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saint-Sa ns' Danse Macabre, and Liszt's solo piano rendition of his own Totentanz (Dance of Death).
In his long career as a composer, Liszt (1811-86) wrote some sixty works based on popular operas of his day. This volume, spanning the composer's output from 1835 to 1879, presents a selection of his paraphrases and fantasies on operas written chiefly in the French and Italian traditions. Reproduced directly from a rare Russian edition of Liszt's works, this edition includes the following transcriptions: Sarabande and Chaconne from Almira, Concert Arrangement (Handel) Reminiscences of Don Juan [Don Giovanni] (Mozart) Reminiscences of Robert le Diable: Valse Infernale (Meyerbeer) Overture to William Tell (Rossini) Reminiscences of Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) Concert Waltz on Two Themes from Lucia and Parisina (Donizetti) Grand Concert Fantasy from Sonnambula (Bellini) Reminiscences of Norma (Bellini) Concert Paraphrase of Rigoletto; Miserere from Trovatore; Concert Paraphrase of Ernani (Verdi) Waltz from Faust, Concert Paraphrase (Gounod) Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) Encompassing selections as diverse as the Baroque melodies of Handel and the glittering romanticism of Tchaikovsky, Liszt's masterful transcriptions and fantasies reveal his exceptional ability to transform the essence of an operatic theme into unforgettable music for the piano. For this edition, published in association with the American Liszt Society, all headings, footnotes, and other indications that originally appeared in Russian have been translated into English. Liszt scholar Charles Suttoni has both selected the pieces and contributed a new Introduction.
Of the many piano transcriptions Franz Liszt made of the works of other composers, those he made of the songs of Franz Schubert are among his most inspired. This volume contains the legendary pianist's twelve transcriptions from Schubert's great song cycle Winterreise, along with the four songs of Geistliche Lieder and the beloved single songs "La Rose," "Lob der Thr nen" and "Die Forelle." These rare transcriptions offer a unique blending of Classical inspiration with Romantic virtuosity. Here, Liszt retained the intense lyricism and emotional impact of Schubert's songs as he transformed them into dazzling compositions for solo piano. For generations, pianists and their audiences savored the rich rewards of Liszt's memorable achievement, even as the long-awaited publication of this Dover volume, nineteen rare gems of the keyboard literature are once more available, reproduced from extremely rare early editions.
The foremost pianist-composer of his day, Franz Liszt unselfishly promoted the works of his fellow composers through his brilliant piano transcriptions of their music. Among his most inspired contributions to the literature were his legendary transcriptions of Franz Schubert's songs. This volume -- the third and last in Dover's popular series of Liszt-Schubert song transcriptions -- contains Schubert's complete Schwanengesang (Swan Song), including "Abschied," "Am Meer," "Das Fischerm dchen," "St ndchen" (the world-famous "Serenade"), "Der Doppelganger," and nine other great lieder. Reproduced from extremely rare early editions edited by Liszt himself, these dazzling transcriptions retain all the lyric beauty and emotional depth of Schubert's original music, yet reflect Liszt's incomparable mastery of the difficult art of transcription from the original medium of voice and piano to that of solo piano. A modestly priced collection of hard-to-find treasures of 19th century literature, these unique facsimile reproductions will be prized by pianists and all lovers of fine music.
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