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Six Etudes in Canon Form, Op. 56 by Robert Schumann. Edited by Maurice Hinson and Allison Nelson. Arranged by Georges Bizet. For 1 piano, 4-hands. Duet or Duo; Masterworks; Piano Duet (1 Piano, 4 Hands); Technique Musicianship. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Early Advanced; Late Intermediate. Book. 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.32078).
ISBN 0739058649. Masterwork; Romantic.
In 1845, Robert Schumann embarked on an intense course of contrapuntal studies. This led him to rent a pedalboard attachment for his piano, inspiring him to write pieces specifically for pedal piano, including these etudes. The great French composer Georges Bizet arranged the Six Etudes in Canon Form, Op.56 for one piano, four hands. These etudes are not simply technical finger exercises like Hanon or Czerny, but true works of art like the Chopin etudes. They make wonderful music while working the muscles of the hands and fingers.
Location: from Philippines
January 17, 2012
Not very difficult but of the highest order.
Schumann wrote these etudes during an intense study of counterpoint with his wife Clara. This work is arranged for 1 piano, 4 hands by Bizet. It is a wonderful set for the teacher and the advancing student. It's surprisingly not very difficult but has Schumann's romantic and rhythmic trademark. This...
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