for Piano
by Lowell Liebermann
Chamber Music - Sheet Music

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Chamber Music solo piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

SKU: PR.410412890

For Piano. Composed by Lowell Liebermann. Sws. 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).

ISBN 9781491108772. UPC: 680160086979. 9x12 inches.

A striking new work by this young composer, calling for the full dynamic range of the piano. First performed in 1989.
The set of four piano pieces entitled Gargoyles were commissioned by the Tcherepnin Society for pianist Eric Himy on the occasion of his 1989 Alice Tully Hall recital.I have long been fascinated by gargoyles and such ornamental grotesqueries.  In this case the title Gargoyles is meant not in any programmatic way, but to indicate sharply drawn character sketches of a somewhat grotesque or morbid nature.  The four pieces are actually highly contrasting etudes: the first, a devilishly difficult study in double-notes; the second, legato octaves above an ostinato; the third, legato melody with inner figuration divided between the two hands; and lastly, another fiendishly difficult study, an endurance test in double-notes, octaves and leaps.Gargoyles has been recorded by Stephen Hough for Virgin Classics, and by Michael Boriskin for New World Records.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

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