Piano Variations by Aaron Copland (1900-1990). For Piano (Piano). BH Piano. 20th Century. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 16 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051281794. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48002627).
With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Copland's first major piece caused a stir from the time the composer gave the premiere performance at the artist's colony Yaddo, where he had started a festival of contemporary American music. He wrote that the Piano Variations "was the first work where i felt very sure of myself." Critic Paul Rosenfeld prophesied: "One felt its author the composer of coming decades." The work has continued to draw attention and has been described as strong, spare, and granitic. While Copland adapted the twelve tone method for the piece the tewenty variations and coda flow naturally in a style that is recognizably Copland's own.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.