Dances for Ginger op. 163
Piano and piano (4 hands) - intermediate to advanced
Five pieces of hommage on Ginger Rogers. Composed by Charles Koechlin (1867-1950). Edited by Otfrid Nies. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Schott. Classical. Composed 1937-1939. 8941, op. 163. 48 pages. Duration 8'. Schott Music #ED 8941. Published by Schott Music (HL.49008234).
Item Number: HL.49008234
The films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were theinspiration for 'Danses pour Ginger'. Koechlin (1867-1950) was especially fascinated by 'Swing Time' (directed by George Stevens; USA, 1936) and between1936 and 1940 went to see this film seven times.The first two pieces are for piano solo and the remaining three for piano duet.A recording by the piano duo of Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen is available on the Sony Classical label, SMK 89618.