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Four Studies On Basic Rows

For Piano

By Stefan Wolpe

Piano Unaccompanied piano
For Piano. Composed by Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972). Edited by David Holzman / Austin Clarkson. Instrument. With Standard notation. 76 pages. Theodore Presser Company #440-40005. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.440400050).

Item Number: PR.440400050

ISBN 1598063847.

Stefan Wolpe's magnum opus was the breakthrough Four Studies on Basic Rows, the last movement of which is his famous "Passacaglia," also available for orchestra. This critical edition by foremost Wolpe scholar Austin Clarkson and pianist David Holzman offers extensive commentary on history, interpretation, and critical comparison of 21 authentic sources, as well as analysis of Wolpe's pioneering focus on intervals in musical architecture. For advanced players. Duration: 30'.

  • I. Study on Tritones 
  • II. Study on Thirds 
  • Iii. Presto Furioso (Study On A Set Of Expanding And Contracting Intervals) 
  • IV. Passacaglia 
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  • 2011-07-30 00:00:00.0 Stefan Wolpe

    Stefan Wolpe was a remarkable composer mostly during the first half of the 20th century. The "Four Studies" are fascinating works; the 4th of which, a Passacaglia, is a real masterpiece, that once heard will be hard to forget. Whether a performer or just a listener, the $10 it cost...

    me was well worth it.

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