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The Alexander Siloti Collection

Editions, Transcriptions and Arrangements for Piano Solo

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Richard Strauss

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Piano Piano Solo
Editions, Transcriptions and Arrangements for Piano Solo. Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Richard Strauss. Edited by Alexander Siloti. Softcover. With Standard notation. 288 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.PL112).

Item Number: CF.PL112

ISBN 0825847303. Text: Dr. Charles Barber.

One of the least known of the great Russian pianists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Alexander Siloti (1863-1945) was one of the most influential and progressive. As a concert promoter, he introduced the music of dozens of composers to the Russian public in the famous Siloti Concerts of 1903-1917, including Albeniz, Debussy, de Falla, Delius, Elgar, Enesco, Mahler and Schoenberg. A student of Liszt (and one of the teachers of Rachmaninoff), Siloti is a central figure in the development of the great age of the piano virtuoso. As with many of his colleagues, transcribing and arranging existing music for the piano was a major part of Siloti's activity, and since he made no recordings, his published transcriptions are one of the few existing keys we have to his musical taste and philosophy. In an extended biographical essay, Dr. Charles Barber explores this issue and writes cogently about the style and influence of this remarkable man. The Alexander Siloti Collection is dominated by Siloti's remarkable transcriptions and arrangements of the music of J.S. Bach, notable particularly for their pianistic character and faithfulness to the unique "genetic code of Bach's design." Some of the Bach works included are: Prelude in B Minor, BWV855a, Gigue from Suite in Bb Major, Chaconne in D Minor, the Organ Preludes in E Minor and G Minor and the celebrated Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Music by Gluck, Mozart and Chopin is also contained in this generous compilation of pianistic wizardry. This addition to The Master's Collection is likely to be one of the most talked about piano folios of the year. (288 pages, smythe sewn binding).

  • The Life  Performed by Siloti
  • The Transcriptions  Performed by Siloti
  • Prelude  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Adagio   Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Air  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Chaconne  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Gigue  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Andante  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Fantasia  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Organ Prelude  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Paraphrase  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Siciliano  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Toccata and Fugue  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Melody  Performed by Christoph Willibald Von Gluck
  • Variations  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Etude no. 25  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Scherzo in Bb Minor  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Au bord d'une source  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Au lac de Wallenstadt  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Consolation No. 3  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Concert Etude in Db Major  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Sposalizio  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Il Penseroso  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Sursum Corda  Performed by Franz Liszt
  • Le Cygne  Performed by Camille Saint-Saens
  • Humoresque  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Theme original et variations  Performed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • A Song of India  Performed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Four Russian Folk Songs 
  • Legend of the Birds  Performed by Liadov
  • I Danced with a Mosquito  Performed by Liadov
  • Cradle Song  Performed by Liadov
  • Dance  Performed by Liadov
  • Twelve Themes from Famous Waltzes  Performed by Strauss
  • Etude in C# Minor  Performed by Alexander Scriabin
  • Poeme  Performed by Alexander Scriabin
  • Romanze  Performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Prelude in G# Minor  Performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Uli
    Location:
    Elmhurst, IL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 27, 2010 Outstanding transcriptions

    Tasteful and beautiful transcriptions, very faithful to the original. Not harmonically overloaded like some of the Godowsky transcriptions. Siloti's fingerings alone are worth getting this volume. They're so smart and show such pianistic know-how, it's like getting a lesson from a master teacher. Highly recommended.

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  • 1

    Anonymous
    Location:
    NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • May 14, 2007 Not worth buying

    For years I have heard great things about the transcriptions by Siloti, and after purchasing this book I realized it was a mistake, few original transcriptions, and then several pieces from the standard repertoire noted by him.

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  • 5

    PATRICK BAITEL
    Location:
    FRANCE
    Difficulty Level:
    Not sure
  • March 20, 2007 NICE REDISCOVERIES

    IF YOU WANT TO GO DEEPLY INTO THE CLASSICS THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU !! TO BUY ALONG WITH THE GODOWSKY COLLECTION SAME EDITOR THE BOOK IS SO VALUABLE THAT YOU OUGHT TO PROGRESS !!

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