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Chanson Triste Op. 40, No. 2

Piano Solo

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Edited by Ludmila Korabelnikova. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 3. Classical. Softcover. 4 pages. G. Henle #HN618. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480618).

Item Number: HL.51480618

9.25x12.25 inches.

In Western Europe and soon thereafter in America, Peter Tchaikovsky became perhaps the best-known, most feted of all Russian composers. In his extensive piano oeuvre, he provided a significant contribution to the sophisticated salon music of the Romantic period. The sweetly wistful “Chanson triste” from the “Twelve Pieces of Moderate Difficulty” op. 40 from 1878 is of such cantabile character that it could be described as a song without words. As the most popular and most important piece from op. 40, it is presented here in a separate edition. With its very moderate level of difficulty, the piece is suitable for use in lessons already at an early stage.

About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)

4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.

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  • 3

    Kim C
    Austin, TX
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  • April 10, 2008 not very interesting

    I added this to a large order because I love a lot of Tchaikovsky's works for children. This piece is not very interesting, and is only two pages long! It's my fault for not looking more closely, but I thought it would be a collection of songs.

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