Russian Stories:Russian / English. 1. Auflage Claudia J. Schulze, Anke Hartmann
Edition no.: BA 9621ISMN: 9790006541904Editor: Flamm, ChristophLanguage(s) of text: German, EnglishProduct format: Performance score(s), Urtext editionIncludes the following individual parts: PianoBinding: StapledPages / Format: XVIII, 54 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm The catalyst for the piano cycle ´´Pictures at an Exhibition”, composed in 1874, was a memorial exhibition held that year for the artist and architect Viktor Hartmann. He was a friend of Mussorgsky who had died in 1873. It is not only Mussorgsky’s most important contribution to the piano repertoire, but through its relationship to Hartmann’s pictures and the translation of this idea into a composition, the cycle holds a unique place in 19th century piano repertoire.- Scholarly-critical Urtext edition based on all the sources- Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng) and suggestions on performance practice- Clear musical layoutChristoph Flamm,an internationally renowned specialist of Russian music of the 19th and early 20th centuries, has edited this Urtext edition for Bärenreiter. He has re-evaluated the sources and in the process has discovered surprising variant readings of the well-known musical text. The edition will meet the demands of advanced piano students, teachers and pianists.
Based on the autograph manuscript and earliest editions, editor Nancy Bricard addresses the sources and discrepancies between the various publications of Moussorgsky´s most important contribution to piano literature - Pictures at an Exhibition. This well-researched edition describes the close relationship between the composer and Russian artist Victor Hartmann, whose paintings and sketches inspired the creation of this collection of musical works. Bricard offers fascinating insight into the composer´s compositional process by including music passages in her footnotes that Moussorgsky had discarded from the autograph. Also discussed are matters of tempo, fingering, pedaling and interpretation, as well as background on the historical, cultural and social environment that influenced the composer´s music.
In a simple arrangementDescription : An exhibition of pictures by the painter Viktor Hartmann inspired Mussorgsky in 1874 to write ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, a cycle of pieces now regarded as the most significant piano work of this Russian master.Date of Publications : 05/09/2001Language : EnglishEditor : Heumann, Hans-GünterDate of Composition : 1916-1917