12 Etudes in All the Minor Keys by Marc-Andre Hamelin. For Piano. Modern. Sheet Music. Composed 1986-2009. Duration approximately 60 minutes. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P68235).
ISBN 979-0-3007-5693-6. Modern.
No. 1 in A Minor "Triple Etude after Chopin"; No. 2 in E Minor "Coma Berenices"; No. 3 in B Minor "after Paganini-Liszt"; No. 4 in C Minor "Etude a mouvement perpetuelle semblamble (d'apres Alkan) "; No. 5 in G Minor "Toccata grottesca"; No. 6 in D Minor "Esercizio per Pianoforte (Omaggio a Domenico Scarlatti) "; No. 7 in Eb Minor "after Tchaikovsky (for the left hand alone) "; No. 8 in Bb Minor "Erlkonig (after Goethe) "; No. 9 in F Minor "after Rossini"; No. 10 in F-sharp Minor "after Chopin"; No. 11 in C-sharp Minor "Minuetto"; No. 12 in Ab Minor "Prelude and Fugue"This set of virtuoso etudes by one of today's top pianists was written over a span of 25 years, and includes both original character pieces and also works that incorporate elements of or refer back to works by well-known composers. "More than half of this collection has been previously available, circulating among pianists and interested parties for a number of years. However, previous incarnations of some of the earlier etudes are now obsolete, since I have made a significant number of changes and improvements. "--Marc-Andre Hamelin. Mr. Hamelin was born on September 5th, 1961, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Location: from Veteli, FIN
March 10, 2012
Wonderful set of etudes, horrible binding
Hamelin's etude set is surely pianistically the most important set of piano etudes published since Ligeti. Stylistically the set is very varied, and it wonderfully displays the mastery Hamelin has over the style and texture of various pianist-composers (Alkan, Godowsky, Liszt, Prokofiev, Scarlatti etc.). This set is a must for...
17 of 31 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Darien, IL
October 16, 2011
Amazing works, worth listening to and playing
I completely disagree with the Greencastle, IN reviewer. Some of these Etudes will blow your mind. The first one, the Triple Etude after Chopin, is absolutely incredible. Not only is it amazing how the three Etudes are combined, but it is just downright funny. The fourth Etude, d'apres Alkan, is...
18 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Greencastle, IN
August 6, 2011
What is the value, purpose of such a display of difficult and almost unplayable Etudes? Of course, M..A. Hamelin is gifted as is armed with amazing technique and curiosity. But these Etudes are next to impossible to perform (except for Mr. Hamelin... obviously, as I listened to his recording.)) But...
11 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from JACKSON, MS
July 27, 2011
INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT; INCREDIBLY REWARDING
This book is the book to end all books. Herein contains some of the most difficultly inspired Etudes of all time, penned by the virtuoso of virtuosos. Marc-Andre Hamelin is a "super virtuoso" and writes like that too. He fools with your ears, your fingers, and your mind. Anyone who...
19 of 29 people found this review helpful.