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Four Pieces for Piano

By Peter Schickele

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Piano Unaccompanied piano
Composed by Peter Schickele. Contemporary. Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed 1957. 8 pages. Duration 2 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #160-00222. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.160002220).

Item Number: PR.160002220

ISBN 1598062859.

In his early twenties, Peter Schickele was profoundly affected by a performance of Boulez's Second Piano Sonata, changing his impression of contemporary music forever. According to Schickele, these Four Pieces for Piano were "one of the earliest manifestations of that reckoning. [They] have many of the hallmarks of the so-called post-Webern style: wide skips, extreme range, and no regular beat, but, unlike Boulez's sonata, those pieces constantly flirt with old-fashioned tonality and jazzy rhythms." For advanced players.

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