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7 Children's Pieces, Op. 69

Piano Solo

By Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano (Piano)
Piano Solo. Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Piano. Russian, Children, Classical, Contemporary. 16 pages. Sikorski #SIK2122. Published by Sikorski (HL.50484071).

Item Number: HL.50484071

ISBN 0634034049. 8.25x11.75 inches.

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  • 3

    David Newman
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-11-24 00:00:00.0 A Nice, if Redundant, Collection

    I bought these pieces without realizing that they are also included in the 1999 Schirmer collection which, for $5 more, also has 23 additional short works, mostly from his music for stage and screen (sheetmusicplus Item No. 3194652). There are a few differences, though. This copy is cleaner (beautifully printed...

    , actually), and is devoid of fingering. In the Preface/Notes it says, “Wherever Shostakovich’s indications of articulation, dynamics and tempo are missing, the editors have taken care to complete these�. I’m usually skeptical of the license that editors take with adding markings to a composer’s works, but, in my opinion, these markings are consistent with how I’m used to hearing Shostakovich’s works performed. They may even, to a certain extent, be of some help to those less familiar with the composer’s style. That being said, the Schirmer is still a better buy.

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