Sarcasms, Visions Fugitives and Other Short Works for Piano (Paperback)

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Sarcasms, Visions Fugitives and Other Short Works for Piano (Paperback)


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One of the 20th century's most prolific composers of piano music, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) is celebrated for his unique piano idiom, combining the seemingly incongruous elements of highly percussive textures with passages of great lyrical charm. Above all, notes Grove's, his music shows a professional care for the performer, never reaching beyond the practicable limits of execution.
Pianists will welcome this excellent new compilation of pieces composed between 1907 and 1922 -- the great formative years of Prokofiev's unique approach to keyboard writing -- from his highly original Diabolical suggestion and the dramatic, capricious Sarcasms to the very popular March and Scherzo transcribed by the composer from his opera The love for three organs.
Reproduced from authoritative early editions, this generous collection includes Four tudes, Op. 2; Four pieces, Op. 3; excerpts from Four pieces, Op. 4; Toccata, Op. 11; Ten pieces, Op. 12; the complete Sarcasms, Op. 17, and Visions fugitives, Op. 22; Tales of the old grandmother, Op. 31; Four pieces, Op. 32; and the March and Scherzo, Op. 33ter.

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a Russian pianist, conductor, and composer who mastered several genres and is one of the major composers of the 20th century. His best-known works are the five piano concertos, nine completed sonatas, and seven symphonies. He also created the Romeo and Juliet ballet, Peter and the Wolf, and other family classics.
Product Details ISBN: 9780486410913
ISBN-10: 0486410919
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: September 18th, 2000
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Dover Music for Piano