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Gargoyles

For Piano

By Lowell Liebermann

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Piano solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
For Piano. Composed by Lowell Liebermann. Premiered by Eric Himy on October 14, 1989 at Alice Tully Hall, New York City. Classical. Single piece. With Standard notation. Composed MAY 5 1989. Opus 29. 20 pages. Duration 13h. Theodore Presser Company #410-41289. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.410412890).

Item Number: PR.410412890

ISBN 093400983X. 9x12 inches.

A striking new work by this young composer, calling for the full dynamic range of the piano. First performed in 1989.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • 5

    Anonymous pianist
    Location:
    U.S.
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • August 09, 2016 Beautiful piece

    This is an incredible piece of music, and it has already gained a well-deserved spot in the standard concert repertoire. The third movement is heart-stoppingly beautiful and could easily be used as an encore or programmed on its own. There are a lot of tricky passages, and this...

    is certainly a virtuoso piece.

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    Anonymous
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  • July 02, 2012 Contempary

    Very interesting piece. Stephen Hough recorded this. That is How I got interested in the piece

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    James Elkins
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    Williamstown, MA
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  • December 09, 2011 Very traditional show pieces

    This is one of Liebermann's most often performed pieces, and it's no wonder: of the four, three are brilliant virtuoso show pieces. But so traditional! No. 3 could have been written by Debussy. No. 4 owes nearly everything to Liszt. No. 1 is the kind of demonic march...

    that Bartok made famous, but Liszt and Reger pioneered. Liebermann's music is showy and effective but diffuse: even when the energy level is so high, the pieces lose momentum because of lack of concision or an absence of sharp edges. Compare the first piece here to Bartok's Op. 14 or the Allegro Barbaro, or some of Liszt's late Csardas pieces -- or to Sebastian Currier's much more energetic "Scarlatti Cadences." Given that the fourth piece, especially, requires technique on the order of the "Transcendental Etudes," are they really the best choice for hours of practicing?

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    Anonymous
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  • January 04, 2008 Brilliant Virtuoso Work!

    This set of 4 Gargoyles is wonderful. Each piece depicts a different gargoyle and is an etude in effect. They are very difficult as a whole and there are no fingerings given throughout the whole book. They are difficult to learn but very impressive when mastered.

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    Anonymous
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  • September 27, 2007 This song is growing on me

    Im playing this song as my contemporary piece for my college audition and it was recommended by the music director at USC. Its very strang but very fun to play im only through the 1st and 2nd movements tho. If you start it and dont really like it keep with...

    it its a great song.

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