Eine Steppenskizze aus Mittelasien by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887). For solo piano. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Single piece. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 11 pages. Published by Belaieff Verlag (PE.BEL106).
With standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Classical Period. 9x12 inches.
Amid the broad sandy steppes of Central Asia the strange, tranquil sound of a Russian folksong stirs the desert silence. A distant plod of horses and camels may be perceived accompanied by oriental strains. Escorted by a troop of Russian soldiers, a native caravan passes on its long and tedious journey through the vast expanse of desert now growing fainter as it disappears over the horizon. Russian and oriental melodies now engage in a charming duet, only to be rejoined by the penetrating hush of the arid desert air.