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Primer and Other Duets for One Piano/Four Hands

A revival of interest in four-hand music seems long overdue! Primer reviews the ensemble in a series of short studies, involving unusual hand displacement, rhythmic counterpoint, and the like. Primer, the first study, is choreographic in nature; Whirligig, a pitting together of musical wheels; Wild Horses, a study in coordination; Mr. S's Magic Dice, interlocking of hands between players. A Gray Day in Venice begins a series of stylistic adventures, here an evocation of a Mendelssohnian gondola, where Action-painting invokes the carefully scattered drips in Jackson Pollock. La Sarabande de l'Infini is one of two wreaths laid at the tombs of two French masters of piano music for four hands, here Debussy; and for a finale Hommage a Satie, le Divo de l'Empire, recalling the Velvet Gentleman's cabaret career. Also includes the first publications of Chabrieriana a compact tribute to the Romantic French composer, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Sentimental Waltz, a dedicatory piece to a friend. The previously-published Dedicace is also included.

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Catalog Number 242000
Publisher Edward B. Marks Music Company
ISBN 1540000362
UPC 888680704339
Series E.B. Marks
Size 12.00x9.00
Weight 7.6 oz