Academic journal article Notes

Keyboard Music

Academic journal article Notes

Keyboard Music

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Charles-Valentin Alkan. Le festin d'Esope and Other Works for Solo Piano. Selected and with introductory notes by Marc-Andre Hamelin. New York: Dover Publications, c1998. [Introd., p. vii; notes, p. ix-x; scores (reprints), 223 p. ISBN 0-486-40066-2. $17.95.]

Ch. V. Alkan. [I.sup.er] concerto da camera en la mineur pour piano et orchestre, op. 10. Nouvelle edition revue par F. M. Delaborde et I. Philipp. Partition d'orchestre. ((Euvres choisies pour piano de Ch. V. Alkan.) Paris: Gerard Billaudot Editeur (T. Presser), c1996. [Score, 120 p.; oeuvres de Ch. V. Alkan, back cover verso. G 5701 B. Duration: 131/2 min. 60.84 [euro].]

Ferruceio Busoni. Zweite Ballettszene fur Klavier, op. 20, Busoni-Verz. 209. Herausgegeben vonJoachina Draheim. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Hfirtel, c 1996. [Pref. in Ger., Eng., 2 p.; score, p. 5-15. Edition Breitkopf 8154. 8.69 [euro].]

Ferruccio Busoni. The Complete Elegies, the Six Sonatinas, and Other Original Works for Solo Piano. New York: Dover Publications, c1996. [Publisher's note, p. iv; table of contents with Eng. trans., p. v-vi; scores (reprints), p. 2-231. ISBN 0-486-29386-6. $14.95.]

Ferruccio Busoni. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Other Bach Transcriptions for Solo Piano. New York: Dover Publications, c1996. [Publisher's note, p. iii; table of contents, p. v-vi; glossary of Ger. terms, p. vii; scores (reprints), p. 1-117. ISBN 0-486-29050-6. $8.95.]

Leopold Godowsky. The Godowsky Collection. Compilation and introductory notes by Millan Sachania. (The Masters Collection.) New York: Carl Fischer, c2001. [Vol. 1: Original Compositions for Piano Solo. Introductory essay and biographical sketch, p. iii-xvii; scores (reprints), p. 2-448. ISBN 0-8258-1130-9; ATF122. $49.95. Vol. 2: Transcriptions, Arrangements, and Cadenzas. Introductory essay, plates, and biographical sketch, p. vii-xxiv; scores (reprints), p. 1-439. ISBN 0-8258-1131-7; ATF123. $49.95.]

Nikolai Medtner. The Complete Piano Sonatas, Series I. Introduction by Eugene Istomin; performance notes by Geoffrey Tozer. New York: Dover Publications, c1998. [Frontispiece (Medtner, 1943); translator's note (Robert Rimm), p. v; editorial note (Marc-Andre Hamelin), p. vi; contents, p. vii-viii; introd., p. ix; biography, p. x-xi; performance notes, p. xii-xiii; scores (reprints), p. 1-190. ISBN 0-486-29978-3. $14.95.]

Nikolai Medtner. The Complete Piano Sonatas, Series II. Introduction by Eugene Istomin; performance notes by Geoffrey Tozer. New York: Dover Publications, c1998. [Frontispiece (facsim. reprod. of MS); translator's note (Robert Rimm), p. v; editorial note (Marc-Andre Hamelin), p. vi; contents, p. vii-viii; introd., p. ix; biography, p. x-xi; performance notes, p. xii-xiii; scores (reprints), p. 1-235. ISBN 0-486-29979-1. $14.95.]

Nikolai Medtner. Complete Fairy Tales for Solo Piano. Foreword by Hamish Milne; introduction by Marc-Andre Hamelin. New York: Dover Publications, c2001. [Frontispiece (Medtner, 1943); foreword, p. vii; introd., p. ix; translator's note (Stanley Appelbaum), p. xi; editorial credits, p. xii; scores (reprints), 257 p. ISBN 0-486-41683-6. $18.95.]

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. Passeggiata Variata (1981) for Piano. Edited by Alistair Hinton and Gordon Rumson. Calgary: Sikesdi Press, c1994. [Score, p. 1-7. $17.]

Composers from France, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, and India. Sonatas, elegies, tales, and transcriptions. Casual observers, and even those reading this issue of Notes, may well question the rationale for a review comprising such mixed musical material, but history makes clear that Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888), Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938), and Nicolay Medtner (1880-1951) form a closely linked matrix representing the best of the composer-pianist's art. They became internationally celebrated virtuosos and composed some of the most fascinating keyboard works ever conceived. …

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